Current Gallery Exhibit
"My Favorite Things"-Mixed media by Christine Walters
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit works by Christine Walters now through January 1, 2020.
There will be a free reception honoring the artist on December 3, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
artist statement of christine walters
Inspiration for painting surrounds me— light streaming through a window, my children playing in the sand, even my white peonies aglow in the early morning sun. Inspiration also comes from travel, be it exotic Hawaii, with its breathtaking backdrop of expansive ocean and dramatic cliffs, or quaint Elk Lake, Michigan, with its white sand beaches and calm turquoise waters.
The intricacies of painting with transparent watercolor, the delicate, detailed, gradual layering of colors attempting to portray a likeness, or conversely, the exhilarating freeness and flow of water and paint quickly applied, to mix and dance on the paper. Attempting to achieve a wonderful balance between the two is both magical and elusive.
The process of trying to capture light, color, and natural beauty, while encouraging moments of passion, where painting is truly from the soul, is a lifelong challenge I joyfully pursue.
about christine walters
Christine Walters is a self-taught local artist who has worked primarily in transparent watercolor with portraiture and florals as favorite subjects.
In preparation for this exhibition, she has challenged herself to experiment with landscape painting in oil, acrylic, and pastel. This experimentation has led to new passions which include: drawing with vine charcoal, textural palette knife painting, painting en plein air, and soft-pastel gracing loose watercolor underpainting.
Christine lives with her loving husband, Jeff, their three portrait inspiring children, Gabe, Ben, and Kate, and her beloved dog, Scout, in Plymouth, Michigan.
special vestibule exhibit: Charvi Jewelry
by vidya krishnan
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit Charvi Jewelry by Vidya Krishnan now through January 1, 2020.
ARTIST STATEMENT OF vidya krishnan
My heart has always been drawn to creative art forms. Being of Asian Indian origin, jewelry was an inherent part of my life since childhood and that changed into a passion for handcrafting my own jewelry a few years ago.
The word “Charvi” means ‘beautiful woman’ in Sanskrit. The goal of Charvi is to make a woman feel beautiful; not just physically, but also emotionally. I like my pieces to fill the wearer with confidence, self-assurance and self-esteem that will make them beautiful inside and out. Every piece is handcrafted with love and attention to detail, style, elegance and finish. My designs are influenced by my Asian Indian heritage and by global cultures, and are uniquely mine.
ABOUT Vidya krishnan
Vidya is a Canton resident and the founder/designer of Charvi Jewelry. Vidya's educational background includes being a graduate student in Life Sciences and Urban Planning, and by profession an Urban Planner.
decemBER ART WORKSHOP :
Watercolor Holiday Ornaments Workshop Opens in New Window - an ornament making workshop including holiday drinks, snacks and festive music to be held on December 12, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Save the Date for Next Month's Exhibition:
Jennifer Farina-Watercolor Paintings, January 3, 2020 - January 29, 2020. On January 9, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Village Theater will be hosting a Free Reception to honor the artist.
January art workshop :
Art & Poetry Workshop "Transmutations" Opens in New Window - Learn about the ancient art of haiku poetry combined thoughtfully with watercolor painting. Workshop will be held held on January 22, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and is led by Jennifer Farina, January's featured artist.
Art Workshops Schedule
Each month a featured Art Workshop will be held that showcases a unique arts medium allowing participants to sharpen skills, get creative, or enjoy light refreshments while learning something new.
2019 Opens a New Window.
- December 12: Watercolor Holiday Ornaments Opens in New Window
- January 22: Art & Poetry Opens in New Window
- February 19: Light & Art Opens in New Window
- March 18: Flower Wreath Making Opens in New Window
- April 22: Persian Art & Flavors
- May 20: Jewelry Making
Workshop fees are $20 per person. Registration is required. For additional workshop information, call 734/394-5300.
The Gallery @ VT: Art Exhibition Schedule
- December: Christine Walters - Mixed Media & Vidya Krishnan, Charvi Jewelry - Special Vestibule Exhibit
- January: Jennifer Farina -“Transmutations”, Watercolor & Poetry
- February: Melissa Sheffer & Ted Ramsay - Paintings
- March: “When There Are Nine” Sharlene Welton, Sylvia Ford, Patricia Izzo, Rose Lewandowski, Martine MacDonald, Valerie Mann, Charlene Uresey, Alga Washington, Sharlene Welton, and Jeni Wheeler
- April: Arab American Exhibition - Collaborative
- May: Alga Washington - Paintings
- June: Tiera Knaff – Paintings & Sculptures
- July: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild - Fiber
- August: Jim Aho - “Simple Gifts – The Book of Cuba", Photography
- September: Josh Berliner - Paintings
- October: 28th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
- November: Ilham Mahfouz – Abstract Painting
- December: Janet Kondziela - Paintings
Free and open to the public on most weekdays (except Township holidays) 10 am to 2 pm, during all public performances and by calling 734/394-5308, for an appointment. Schedule subject to change without notice.