Gallery 96, which lies inside the comfort of a Greek Revival house on the Erie Canal, opened earlier this month in Pittsford, so it's only fitting that part of the debut exhibit, "Close to Home," features photographs of Pittsford and the Erie Canal, among other local treasures. Local photographer George Wallace is responsible for part of the exhibit, and his stunning images will make you see Rochester in a whole different kind of light. The other half of the creative minds behind the exhibit, Matthias Boettrich, is a sailing fanatic, so it should come as no surprise his photography is based around the boating sport. Matthias's pictures are truly breathtaking, and the vividness of the photos makes you feel as if you are in them. Together, their images will make you realize just how beautiful our area is.
Close to Home will run through February 15 at Gallery 96, 604 Pittsford-Victor Road. Open weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. See the Gallery's Facebook page for more information.