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The Village Theater At Cherry Hill To Exhibit Works By Nina Ashraf Asmi


'Simply Human - An Artist’s Quest to Go Beyond Differences and Embrace Humanity'



The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit an intriguing collection of abstracts and portraits by Farmington Hills resident, Nina Ashraf Asmi, from January 4-30, 2017, in the Gallery@VT, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI 48187.


Asmi has been drawing the people of Metro Detroit for several years now.  She notes, “With my portraits, I like to depict our shared humanity, to go beyond superficial differences to embrace what makes us the same.”

Asmi’s featured faces, which are generally conceived using the minimum strokes, are always done so with maximum insight. The portraits are of people you may not know, but you’ll be drawn to and be fascinated by. With a few strokes of Conte crayons, delineating at times just a portion of the face, she seems to capture the person, the soul behind the face.

Asmi found her passion for the arts early in life, born as she was, into an art-loving family. Her parents were both journalistic writers. Her childhood was alive with the interaction and work of her father’s many artist friends--classical to modern, painting in both in the Eastern and Western traditions. This early exposure shaped her aesthetics.  Her journey as an artist and photographer that started in Pakistan continued after her arrival in USA in the 90’s. Asmi is an award winning artist whose work reflects the quieter influences of her Eastern heritage and the abandon of Western expressionism. Her work is featured in the publication, “Strokes of Genius.”

Asmi’s abstracts and portraits will be on display at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton, MI 48188, from January 4 – 30, 2017.  For additional information about Nina Ashraf Asmi, please visit www.ninaasmiart.com.

This exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm; during performances at the theater, and by appointment by calling 734/394-5300.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays

This latest exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; during public performances at the theater; and by appointment by calling 734/394-5300.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays.

The Gallery @ VT:  2017 Art Exhibition Schedule

January          Nina Ashraf Asmi


February        “Wax in the D” Collaborative Exhibit by Metro Area Encaustic Artists (Candace Law, Melissa Rian, Kate Paul, Martha vanRaaphorst, + More)

March             Jon Lange ~ Paintings

April              “Loose Threads – Three Fiber Artists Stitching it Together” Artists:  Jan Waller, Leann Meixner, & Joan Potter Thomas

May                Paul Van Heest ~ Colored Pencil Drawings

June                Denise Cassidy Wood ~ Paintings

July                Interpretations II:  Growing Old on the Streets
A Collaborative Exhibit with Photographer Tim Tonachella and 21 Metro Area artists.

August           “Expressions, an Artist Portrait Collection” by Tuesdays at Mary’s ~ Women Artists Collaborative Group

September     Sharlene Welton ~ Paintings

October           25th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition

November      “Grrrls Like Us” ~ Colored Pencil Drawings featuring artists:  Mariel Collins & Andrea Arbit

December      Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild


Free and open to the public on most weekdays (except township holidays)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during all public performances and by calling 734/394-5308, for an appointment.  Schedule subject to change without notice.