Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Georgi Tsenov's new exhibit at Ed Gray Gallery honors Ojibwa culture

CALUMET -- The work of Georgi Tsenov, a professional muralist from Bulgaria, is featured in a solo show at the Ed Gray Gallery in Calumet through May 29.

 "Ojibwa Spring," by Georgi Tsenov. (Photo courtesy Ed Gray Gallery)

Through this exhibit, titled "Destination Keweenaw: A Romantic Journey through the land of the Ojibwa," Tsenov shares his communion with this land and its culture. Tsenov is fascinated with Native American cultures and has used his brush to translate his interest into paintings which differ from his previous style.

Artist Georgi Tsenov, right, his wife, Tatiana, and their daughter, Elena, often attend the First Friday exhibits in the Ed Gray Gallery, where several of his paintings (like the one behind them) are exhibited. Here they are at the Jan. 6, 2012, exhibit. An opening reception for Tsenov's new exhibit will be held this Friday, May 4, in the Gallery. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Tsenov and his family are in the States due to an affiliation with Michigan Tech. He has used his time in the Keweenaw to his, and our, advantage. He has made his experience here public through his art.

The show opens with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, May 4. The Ed Gray Gallery is at 109 Fifth St. in Calumet.

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