A local artist presents her creative studio

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DULUTH, Minn. — A local artist welcomed the community to her creative studio in Park Point.

McKenzie Kapsner is the owner of Superior Currents, a Lake Superior-inspired craftsmanship brand. She grew up in Park Point collecting driftwood, agates and beach glass, which she now inventories.

Two years ago, she started selling at pop-up shops and art shows throughout the Minnesota, Wisconsin area, and she also uses Instagram and Facebook as her selling sites. Now, she has opened her lakeside studio to the public so people can view her work, walk through the gardens, and experience the story behind the upper currents here.

“So how did I come up with my design which is…well, it kind of came to mind. Lake Superior has so much movement, I mean it’s constantly moving and there’s a lot of currents and when I started painting it was kind of the flow that happened, that kind of freaked me out. kind of crossed over,” she went on to say, “and I think in this area there is such an appreciation for Lake Superior.

Kapsner donates 2% of its sales to Alliance for the Greater Lakes, a non-profit organization that supports healthy lakes.

She plans to pursue higher currents in her home studio and work with people in the community.

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