‘Feeling at Home’ exhibit: Paintings inspired by love of U.P

June 22, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

The “Feeling at Home” exhibit, featuring oil paintings by Georgi Tsenov and watercolors by Carol Papaleo, will allow viewers to connect with familiar Upper Peninsula scenes transformed by the great love each artist has for the region.

The exhibit will be on display June 30 through Aug. 18 in the Bonifas Arts Center gallery.

Georgi Tsenov, of Houghton, always works to “find all the beauty” in his surroundings, he said, and Houghton/Hancock, as well as other U.P. towns, “have some unique beauty,” energizing and charming, he said.

While Papaleo’s art features places and landmarks sure to be familiar to those who know Marquette, her hometown, these are, in her paintings, infused with “a kind of playfulness,” she said. “What I want to spread is happiness and joy,” said Papaleo, owner of Art U.P. Style Gallery in Marquette. “That’s why it has a little whimsy in it.”

Viewing is free and open to the public.


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