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Marmion to host Binh Pho art exhibit

Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 3:52 p.m. CST

AURORA – The critically acclaimed artist Binh Pho is having an exhibition beginning Saturday in the Dr. Scholl Exhibit Mezzanine at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora. The exhibition will run through Dec. 10 at the gallery, which is open to the public. The Gallery’s hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days. 

There will also be an artist’s reception (open to the public) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the school. 

For more information on the show, contact Exhibit Director Lisa Dzuriscko at 630-897-6936, ext. 216 or email ldzuriscko@marmion.org.

About the artist

Binh Pho was born in Vietnam. After the war ended in 1975, he refused to accept the reality of Communism and planned an escape from the country. After four years, he came to United States in 1979 and continued his education, earning a bachelor’s  degree. Before long, Pho tried woodturning as a hobby, and continues to create artwork to this day.

Pho is known for his work in wood and glass, which includes painting and an exploration of positive and negative space. His work features imagery that relates to Asian culture and the natural world. 

The story of his journey from growing up in Vietnam to the rise of Communism and his escape to the United States is shared in the book “River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho.” 

Binh Pho’s new book, “Shadow of the Turning,” focuses on art, philosophy and storytelling, yet is an entirely fictional story. The story is “illustrated” using a new body of work by Binh Pho that combines woodturning, sculpture, painting and art glass.

 For more information on artist Binh Pho, visit www.binhpho.com.

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