CofCNow for a little nepotism…

…this past Sunday I had the great pleasure to see an art installation, The Colors of Cuba, presenting the work of my very own sister, Paula, at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

My sister is an accomplished photographer and is on the staff of Phillips Academy where her work is the main feature of a current exhibition of the art works of faculty and staff.

Earlier this year, my sister and a colleague travelled to Cuba where they immersed themselves in the local culture. The exhibit, The Colors of Cuba, presents many of the photos and other observations they made on the trip.

cc1About the The Colors of Cuba exhibition at Phillips Academy: “Sherri Gray and Paula Driscoll, who work in the Polk-Lillard Center in the Elson Art building at Phillips, traveled to Cuba in February for a week-long educational tour supported by the Abbot Academy Association. The duo, who specialize in photography, digital photo and film editing, spent a week immersed in the local culture and got to see how most Cubans live on a daily basis. In addition to learning about a country most Americans know little about, they participated in discussions about the U.S. embargo and how it impacts the Cuban economy. Colors of Cuba chronicles their experiences through photographs and a documentary-style video.”

In addition to The Colors of Cuba, the works of other Phillips faculty and staff were great to see. However, I am most proud of my sister and I am a big fan of her work.

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The Colors of Cuba continues at Gelb Gallery inside Phillip Academy’s George Washington Hall through tomorrow, July 31, 2013.

Read more about The Colors of Cuba exhibition in The Andover Townsman here.