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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Canton’s Village Theater Presents Works By Artist Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz in Current Art Exhibition

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The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to feature the works of artist Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz in a vibrant exhibit, entitled “Inception”, in the Gallery@VT from now through November 29, 2021. An art reception will be held on Tuesday, November 9, from 7-9 p.m. at The Village Theater, which is free and open to the public. 

 Artist Ilham Badreddine 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,” states 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.”

Ilham Badreddine 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. Mahfouz has held 13 solo art exhibitions in the United States and participated in over 145 group art exhibits both nationally and internationally. Many of Mahfouz’s pieces have been displayed in museums, such as: the Fantapia Museum in the Korea Republic; Amnesty International Art Museum in Denmark; Museum of New Art in Armada, Michigan; and the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 

Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz is also the published author of her first book, Whispers from the East, which incorporates her explosively colorful and energetic artwork that captures the essence of her life experiences and greater outlook on life. 

 This art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public during gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.; or by special appointment arranged via email to elli.fassois@canton-mi.org.

 The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI, 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.  For more information about this latest exhibition, please call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org

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