Friday, July 09, 2010

Michigamme Gallery exhibits new work by Jens T. Carstensen

MICHIGAMME -- The exhibit "Summer Serenade: New Paintings by Jens T. Carstensen" continues through July 31 at the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, 136 E. Main, Michigamme, Mich. A reception will be held from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. Refreshments will be served.

"Glacier Lake," by Jens Carstensen. (Photo courtesy Friederike Roach)

For painter Jens Carstensen, dedication and desire go hand in hand, so it is no surprise that he paints every day. According to Carstensen, the craving to paint is there all the time.

"It’s under my skin," says Carstensen. "Knowing that people really love [my] work provides me a great deal of satisfaction," he adds. "Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet people who truly respond to my paintings."

Carstensen’s distinctive approach to painting has been featured in many shows around the Midwest, most recently as the inaugural exhibit at the new Mary Anne Beckwith Gallery at Central Michigan University. He will also be the subject of an upcoming article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

For more than a decade, Carstensen has come to regard the Upper Peninsula as an ideal place to paint. For some time, his "second home" in Michigamme has served as a studio where the artist is able to devote a great deal of time to his art. His newest work embraces his focus on scenes around Lake Superior.

Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday and Tuesdays by appointment. Call 906-323-6546 for more information.

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