Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Paintings by Georgi Tsenov at Kerredge Gallery Apr. 7-30

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents "My New Streets," an exhibition of plein air paintings by Georgi Tsenov in the Kerredge Gallery April 7 through April 30.

With Puffy Clouds, by Georgi Tsenov. (Image courtesy Community Arts Center)

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served.

Tsenov, a Bulgarian artist currently living in Houghton, says, "Living between the two cities, walking around in their snowy splendor, I discovered America in a different way. I started creating a realistic and at the same time a magical picture with the power of accumulated emotions. I started to paint the area through contemplation and emotional touch, living in the magnetic space between the cities of Houghton and Hancock. The steep streets became my new studio under the sky."

Georgi Tsenov lives in Houghton with his wife who is a post-doctoral research scientist in Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and their six-year-old daughter. He is the son of a famous Bulgarian sculptor and is from Sofia, Bulgaria. He received his education at the National School of Fine Arts in Sofia. Tsenov is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and has received numerous awards and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria. This is his first exhibition in the United States.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This exhibit is made possible with a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit coppercountryarts.com.

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