12/01/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2023 10:24
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is proud to present the featured works of artist Meike Rapp-Ullmann in a unique exhibit, entitled "Prelude," in The Gallery at Cherry Hill now through January 2, 2024. An opening art reception will be held on Wednesday, December 6, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Meike Rapp-Ullmann is a self-taught abstract artist using alcohol ink and acrylic paint. By trade, she is a business economist with a pharmaceutical background, however, she always longed to invest time in art, which she rarely had the opportunity to do at the end of the day at her professional job. Upon moving from Germany to Michigan, Rapp-Ullmann discovered she suddenly had a lot of time on her hands and was able to pursue painting, the thing she had always yearned for. Initially, painting was a way to express herself in her new surroundings, but quickly it became her focus, which she enjoys passing on to others by teaching alcohol ink workshops in the Metro Detroit area.
When outlining her process for creating abstract art, Rapp-Ullmann describes it as "a constant search for the best way to interpret ideas, thoughts, and feelings that I have about myself and the world I live in." As her inspiration and ideas change, so does her chosen medium, the reason she often alternates between acrylic paint and alcohol ink. The disparity of these mediums requires a different approach in how she begins a new painting, either by sketching and planning the overall composition or by picking two colors and developing the painting from there. While creating her artwork, Rapp-Ullmann rarely knows what the outcome will be until the painting is finished, which she describes as, "a process I enjoy immensely."
Rapp-Ullmann has recently exhibited her paintings in several local galleries including the Northville Art House, the Livonia Civic Center, the Biennial Exhibition at Flagstar Strand Theater (Pontiac), the Janice Charach Gallery (West Bloomfield), the Copic Award International Competition and Online Exhibition, and the Plymouth Arts Council Show. This current exhibition at the Gallery at Cherry Hill is Rapp-Ullmann's first solo show.
This art exhibit at The Gallery at Cherry Hill is free and open to the public during gallery hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.; during all public performances; or by special appointment arranged via email to [email protected].
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 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.