Monday, February 20, 2017

"My Copper Country," paintings by Georgi Tsenov, at Community Arts Center through Feb. 25

Paintings by Georgi Tsenov are now on display in the Copper Country Community Arts Center. The exhibit, "My Copper Country," continues through Saturday, Feb. 25. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock presents "My Copper Country" -- plein air paintings by Bulgarian artist Georgi Tsenov on display through Feb. 25 in the Kerredge Gallery. Tsenov lived in Houghton with his wife and children from 2009 to 2016. While here he was inspired to paint hundreds of paintings and had many exhibitions. He says, "…the Copper Country turned into a golden land for me. I discovered a constellation of wonderful friends and I was happy to live and paint among them."

Georgi Tsenov 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. In April 2011 he had his first exhibition in the United States at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. It was titled, "My New Streets." The current display is his twentieth solo exhibition in the U.S. He and his family currently live in Scotland.

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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