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Pair of painters

The work of two longtime watercolorists will go on view Sunday in the Kenan Center (433 Locust St., Lockport) in "Two Visions: Giles & Ziehm." The exhibition is an opportunity to compare and contrast the singular styles of a pair of Western New York's most experienced watercolor painters.

Kathleen Giles, a veteran painter and teacher with more than 20 years of experience, produces a wide range of scenes in a style she's dubbed "romantic realism."

"My art has become such a part of my life that there is no longer a distinction between the beginning and the end of the creative process," Giles wrote in a statement. "Seeing shape and noticing value and color subtleties is constant for me."

Jody Ziehm, who teaches art classes at the Amherst Museum and at North Tonawanda's Partners in Art, has been a regular in local and national festivals. One of her vibrantly colored paintings won the best in show award in the 2010 Allentown Art Festival. The exhibition runs through May 13. For more information, call 433-2617 or visit

-- Colin Dabkowski