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ART | Annette Dragon's "Stylee and Mee"


New York Stylee has been an iconic fixture of Monroe Avenue's culture for nearly 20 years. Owners Helen and Kevin Knight maximize their clothing and accessories shop's stop-light location to dazzle drivers and passers-by with sexy window displays of tantalizing club wear: hot pants, second-skin dresses, and don't-f***-with-me boots.

In celebration of these traffic-stopping sights, Rochester photographer Annette Dragon presents "Stylee and Mee: A Photographer's Love Affair with a Window," through September 25, at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue). The exhibit is a six-year photographic chronicle of New York Stylee, documenting this urban corner in all seasons.

After spying "those over-the-top window displays, which changed every other day," says Dragon in her event description, she began to keep her camera handy on the front seat of the car, and timed her approach so that she'd be stopped at the red light. The subject of her photos soon expanded from the windows to include the avenue's foot traffic and the owners themselves.

There will be a reception for Annette Dragon and the Knights on Monday, September 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MuCCC. Admission is free. The show will be on view during all theater performances, and can also be seen by appointment. For more information, call Annette Dragon at 256-2560, or visit