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November 2021 Exhibit  

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 November 2 through 29, 2021. A special artists meet and greet reception will be held on 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 engaging paintings and ceramics with abstract styling, vibrant colors, and harmonic visuals that allow space for curiosity and one's interpretation.  

"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. 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."

Featured artist 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 museums all across the globe. Awards she has received include: the Legacy Award for teaching art for over 20 years at the Pontiac Art Center; the Davinci Award from Italy; a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fantapia Museum in the Korea Republic; and many more for her works. Ilham has held 13 solo art exhibitions in the United States and participated in over 145 group art exhibits both nationally and internationally. Many of her 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 Arab American Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 

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

This latest art exhibit at the Gallery@VT, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI,  is free and open to the public.  

Gallery Hours:
The Gallery@VT is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to The Gallery@VT is also open during public performances. 

For more information, please call 734/394-5300.