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August 2021 Exhibit  

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to feature the works of photographer Jack Kenny in a unique exhibit, entitled “Cuba…25 Years”, in the Gallery@VT from July 30 through August 30, 2021. A special artist’s meet and greet reception will be held on Thursday, August 5 from 5-8 p.m. at The Village Theater, which is free and open to the public. In addition, Jack Kenny will host an art talk Q&A session on Cuba starting at 6:30 p.m.   

Artist Jack Kenny’s current exhibition captures photos that examine modern-day life in Cuba over the last 25 years.  These stunning works include color and black and white images from his numerous trips to Cuba, where Kenny fell in love with everything about the island and its people.   

“I have been photographing Cuba for the past 25 years and have worked to change U.S. Government policies towards the neighboring island,” stated photographer Jack Kenny. “I consider my work to be visual anthropology. I work from the streets, from the bottom up – (what I call) ‘lowest common denominator’ photography.”  

Featured artist Jack Kenny is a commercial photographer, who has been shooting photographic nudes for more than 40 years. Initially starting with personal work that included traditional black and white torsos on medium format film in the studio, Kenny has switched to digital and has since entered other areas of the medium. Kenny is currently working on four fine art series: Nudes with Pears, The Yellow Dress, a series, featuring a 1962 yellow Homecoming dress, Mexicali, based on the works of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and several Mexican photographers such as Flor Garduno, and the iconography of Mexico and Yoruba, an African themed series.  

Kenny started photographing Cuba in April of 1996 and has traveled to the island more than 70 times since his first trip. His first project was Cuba-photo.com, which is a free-use website for educators and students that is aimed at imaging Cuba at the street level. Kenny's goal was to help end the embargo and to give people a more honest look at life in Cuba than what is generally presented in the U.S. Over the years, Kenny has had numerous one-man and group shows of his work which include extensive photo documentation of Cuba. In 2005, Kenny published his award-winning 12x12 B&W coffee table book of life in Cuba.  Currently, Kenny also is a lecturer on Cuba for schools, universities, and service clubs and his works are in numerous collections. Presently, Kenny makes his living as a commercial photographer and does fine art and documentary work as an escape from that world. Previous projects have included documentary photography in the American West and Mexico prior to his work in Cuba.  Kenny also publishes a regular street fashion page in his hometown of Ann Arbor, MI, on Facebook called ‘Ann Arbor Street Photography’. 

 This latest art exhibit at the Gallery@VT, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI,  is free and open to the public.  

2021 Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to elli.fassois@ canton-mi.org.

For more information, please call 734/394-5300.