Thursday, November 11, 2021

Art show continues at Village Theatre

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will display the works of artist Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz in an exhibit, entitled “Inception”, in the Gallery@VT through Nov. 29. 

Mahfouz's current exhibit incorporates selections of work that address contrasts in relationship to colors, lines, and textures to achieve harmony in the final direction of her paintings. 

“A color is a reflection of life; happy colors, sad colors, etc., which state emotions and feelings reflecting human conditions such as war, peace, tragedy, hope success, spirituality, harmony, love, hate, anger - a journey of life in composition, colors, and brush strokes,” stated Mahouz. “I explored and charted on a space that conveys my subliminal human emotions which then transcends towards the viewer to interpret his or her own views through subconscious dialogue in colors.”

Mahfouz is a Syrian-American artist residing in Michigan. She received her education from Eastern Michigan University obtaining her bachelor of fine arts in painting and ceramics with a minor in art history. Mahfouz has received several awards in her career and has had pieces displayed in exhibits and shows all across the globe. Awards she has received, include: the Legacy Award for 20 years of teaching art at the Pontiac Art Center; the Davenci Award from Italy; a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fantapia Museum in the Korea Republic and many more for her works. She is also the published author of her first book, Whispers from the East, which incorporates her artwork.

This exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. until noon Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday or by special appointment arranged via email to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI, 48187.