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Benjie Hue, He’s a Big Boy
Cone 6 stoneware, glaze, 2011, 26x12x7”, 2013

Outlandish Adventures: Works by Benjie Heu

  • Exhibit: February 10 - April 1, 2014
    Closed on March 28 and 29 for Parkland’s spring holiday
  • Reception: Thursday, February 13, 6–8 p.m.; Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. by Heu and Music by Parkland Guitar Ensemble
  • Additional Artist Lecture: February 13, 11 a.m., S building

Heu’s body of work, expressing a personal narrative of the most outlandish adventures, has been developed with an eye fixed on the bare essentials. Two themes that inspire his work are battles against time and battles against obstacles that keep one from fulfilling desire or repossessing lost but cherished things. His response to this inspiration is to reveal truth and humor in the face of horror and the seemingly absurd.

Heu has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Montevallo. He maintains an active exhibition record of solo, group, juried, and invitational exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Taiwan Ceramics Biennale at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City; Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation: Red Clay National at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana; and a solo exhibition at Craft Alliance in St. Louis.

Spring gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; and Saturday, noon–2 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 for Parkland’s spring holiday. For more information or to arrange a tour of the gallery for your group, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or email


This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.





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