As his third and last career, Jens Rosenkrantz Jr. owns and runs The Annex Gallery in OTR’s Pendleton Arts District which hosts exhibitions curated by non-profits including The Carnegie, CAC, Taft Museum, Mercantile Library, SOS, FotoFocus and Friends of Kenya. In addition, it hosts the art exchange between US and Cuban artists, Bridges Not Walls, which he and his wife, founded in 2015 with 10 trips there in five years. His own photographs have been included in private and corporate collections and have been exhibited throughout Cincinnati and Havana, Cuba.
Previously, Jens owned two restaurants in Cincinnati, La Poste and Django, and a wine store, Cincinnati Wine Garage. Before that, he worked for thirty years in private business and investment and securities organizations as a CFO, manager, and salesman.
Jens was born in Boston, schooled in California having graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and since then, has lived in Cincinnati with family roots going back to the Civil War. In addition to CCAC, he serves on the boards of The Carnegie (as past president), Cincinnati Preservation Association, Aeqai Inc, and is Treasurer of a local investment club. He is married to M. Katherine Hurley, a nationally recognized landscape painter with a studio at Pendleton for thirty years, and together they have five children and five grandchildren.