Naples Art Association exhibition at Physicians Regional goes to the dogs

Jack Kenner, Bucka, black & white photograph, 12 x 18 inches, signed verso, jkenner©2013

What boosts the spirits more than our furry friends? The Naples Art Association’s newest exhibition, Dogs I’ve Nosed: Photography by Jack Kenner, honors the special wet noses and wagging tails in our lives. A reception with the artist is on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Physicians Regional Healthcare System at 6101 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The exhibition will be on view through July 22, 2013. Admission is free. Guests are asked to please leave pets at home when they visit.

Photographer Jack Kenner gets up close and personal with dogs. Both in front of and behind the camera, he has a certain way with animals. It is almost as if he can speak their language. With each photograph, Kenner captures the animal’s personality and character. He photographs all breeds of dogs, mixes of breeds and therapy dogs. During each photography session Kenner allows the dog to reveal itself to the camera. A process he refers to as “letting the dog show me the image.”

Kenner used to mainly specialize in industrial and scientific photography before reconnecting with his passion for animals. Kenner also owns a gallery located in Memphis, Tennessee. Locally, his work was previously seen at the Naples Art Association’s 2012 Naples Fall Fine Art and Craft Festival and 2013 Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Festival.

Jack Kenner, Split, black & white photograph, 18 x 12 inches, signed verso, jkenner©2013

Dog’s I’ve Nosed: Photography by Jack Kenner features a combination of thirty black & white and color images. The exhibition is installed on the second floor of the atrium lobby with additional photographs displayed on the ground floor in the coffee shop, registration area and by the pharmacy.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 6 am-8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-8 pm. Physicians Regional Healthcare System is located at 6101 Pine Ridge Road in Naples.

Artwork on temporary display at Physicians Regional Healthcare System supports the facilities healing environment and is presented for the enjoyment of patients, visitors and healthcare staff. As part of a supportive partnership between Physicians Regional Healthcare System and the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, three exhibitions are installed annually on the Pine Ridge Road campus.

The Naples Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1954 by local artists with a mission  to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. The NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It’s open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season.

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