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Posted on: February 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Village Theater To Exhibit Works By Artist Mustapha Kandouz Now Through March 29, 2018

Beginnings:  Painting by Artist Mustapha Kandouz

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit the collected works of artist Mustapha Kandouz in the Gallery@VT, now through March 29, 2018. An artist reception will be held on March 1, 2018, from7-9 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

This special exhibit, entitled “Facets of the Human” features numerous paintings that represent Kandouz’s interpretation of the human condition; what it means and how it is shaped by modernity.

“As a scientist, a Cancer Researcher to be precise, I don’t know whether that (my background) might have influenced my artistic attempts, but I undoubtedly know that my inclination for things artistic has tremendously shaped my career in science,” stated Mustapha Kandouz. “To this very day, I still wonder what my life would have been like, have I not resisted for so long the urges to paint and have I kept the flame kindled. Painting is a long-lost first love, one that I recently found, while dealing with the frustrations inherent to scientific research.”

Walking an edge between abstraction and figuration, Kandouz’s artwork is an attempt to reconcile freedom and meaning. He believes that his paintings are most certainly a work in progress; learning to talk anew after a long silence.

Having lived in four different countries and three continents, Kandouz has seen firsthand that no matter our origins or cultures, we share fundamental attributes of “humanness,” especially when we deal with aspirations, hopes, fears, anxieties, love, loss, longing for dignity, freedom, and meaning etc. It is that deep humanness and how it copes with contemporary challenges that Kandouz is interested in exploring.

This current art exhibit at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; during public performances at the theater; and by appointment by calling 734/394-5300. The Gallery is closed on holidays.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, 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

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