Thomas Kegler’s painting “Niagara, Psalms 84:11” is on view in Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum.

Even for those who have visited dozens of times, Niagara Falls still inspires a sense of awe.

That's certainly true for the gifted area landscape painter Thomas Kegler, whose series of Niagara Falls paintings in the style of the Hudson River School each capture the majesty and lure of the falls in their own peculiar way.

In an exhibition opening May 7, the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University will feature more than a dozen of Kegler's studies and paintings of the falls in a new exhibition. The centerpiece of the show is Kegler's eight-foot, panoramic painting "Niagara, Psalms 84:11." It is a masterful exhibition of old master painting techniques that renders the Horseshoe Falls much as they might have appeared before Western explorers first laid eyes on them in the 17th century.

Thomas Kegler's painting "Niagara, Psalms 84:11" is on view in Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.

Kegler will be at the museum at 2 p.m. May 7 to give a talk about the work as part of the show's opening reception. The show will also feature excerpts from a documentary film about Kegler's two-year-long process of painting "Niagara, Psalms 84:11," which is based on more than 40 smaller paintings and drawings.

The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 21. Call 286-8700 or visit castellaniartmuseum.org.

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