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Posted on: May 19, 2021

The Village Theater To Exhibit Works By Artist Tiera Knaff Through June 28

Village Theater Exhibition Featuring works by Tiera Knaff Graphic

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit the works of painter Tiera Knaff from May 28 through June 28, 2021. A special artist’s reception and meet & greet will be held on Thursday, June 3, from 7-9 p.m. at The Village Theater, which is free and open to the public. 

Featured artist Tiera Knaff’s exhibit, entitled “How Does Your Garden Grow?”, examines how that particular question could also relate to human life. Each work in the exhibit consists of elements of self-love, growth, the desire to create from surroundings in a positive light, and the exploration of colors. 

“My goal is to communicate with my audience that growth is limitless with consistency,” stated Tiera Knaff. “This show is to depict different ranges of growth and understanding of life. I want to create a more colorful and vivid setting that takes you away from reality, and showcases it in a more “artificial realism”.

Knaff is an emerging contemporary artist born in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the Detroit School of Arts majoring in Visual Arts in 2011 and received a scholarship to attend College for Creative Studies. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Product Design. As a child, she received visual art awards for her unique eye for color and creativity. Knaff also attended Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan where she discovered her passion for animated characters. As she grew she ventured further into the world of art to discover her own artistic identity. 

Known for art that is both realistic and cartoon stylized, Knaff incorporates her cartoon-like creativity with realism infused together to create a unique style combination. She finds inspiration from artist KAWS, cartoon programs she watched as a child, and today’s cartoons, such as “Cartoon Network” and “Nickelodeon”, combined with real-life experiences indulging them in a fantasy world. Knaff continues to work predominantly in the medium of painting, preferably acrylics, as well as ballpoint pen, ink, and charcoal. Currently, she’s been venturing into digital painting created logos/graphics for clients upon request. 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, reception guests will be required to register in half-hour increments starting with the 7:00 p.m. timeslot. Guests can register via email to elli.fassois@canton-mi.org by submitting contact information and number within their party.  Masks are required. Please note: the number of guests is limited to 20 per half-hour time slot. 

This art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public during gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m.; or by special appointment arranged via email to elli.fassois@canton-mi.org. The Gallery@VT is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI, 48187.  For more information about this latest exhibit, please call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org. 

 

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