The Branchburg News • October 2009 • Page 7
Marion Behr to be Featured in Sculpture Exhibit
Register for Walk
The Somerset Art Association A resident of North Branch Sta-
in Memory of
(SAA) will host “Image Early,” a tion, Marion earned both a Bache-
one-person exhibit by Branchburg lor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine
The family of Chris Ihling, who
resident and artist Marion Behr Arts from Syracuse University.
passed away earlier this year at the age
from Oct. 4 – 31 to raise breast With her husband Marc Behr, she
of 55 after battling polycystic kidney
cancer awareness through the patented a new acid free, environ-
disease (PKD), is inviting Branchburg
power of the visual arts. The show mentally safe graphic etching pro-
residents to join them in a walk in
takes place at the Johnston Gallery, cess which was listed years ago as
memory of Chris at the Central Jersey
2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedmin- the Patent of the Week by the New
Walk for PKD on Sunday, Oct. 11.
ster. An opening reception will be York Times. Together the Behrs
Katie Ihling, who is organizing the
held 2 - 4 pm on Oct. 4. have traveled extensively through- walking team with help from her father
The exhibit, sponsored by Or- out the United States and countries Henry, said “I want to open the walk
tho-McNeil, will showcase over abroad including Morocco, Can- and the team up to anyone who is in-
21 works by Marion who was ada, and New Zealand lecturing terested because that is what my mom
diagnosed with breast cancer in about this break-through process.
would have wanted.”
2007. She had been encouraged by Her award-winning graphic work
Register for the walk or make a
her children to get a mammogram is in the collections of the Newark
donation at pkdcure.org/centraljer-
and intends to pass the message on Public Library, United States Em-
seywalk. Once you get onto the page
through sculpture. bassy in Germany, Smithsonian
click “Register for Event.” Then click
Her work expresses the myriad Institution, Royal Thai Collection
“join an existing team,” and enter team
of emotions felt by cancer patients in Bangkok and the Jane Voohress
name: “Team Chris Ihling.” Then just
during their journey of treatment, Zimmerli Art Museum among oth-
follow the steps to register. The 1.5-
hope and survival. The exhibit is ers.
or 3-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m.
at Mercer County Park, West Picnic
intended to comfort, startle, cel- For more info about the exhibit,
Area, 1638 Old Trenton Rd., Princeton
ebrate, educate and ultimately en- visit www.somersetart.org/gallery
courage visitors to ‘image early’ html, or call SAA office at 908-
Friends of Chris Ihling will have a
in the battle against breast cancer 234-2345.
jewelry party on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the
through early detection, sound
home of Sharon Holderbaum in Ne-
medical practices, compassion-
shanic Station to raise money for Team
Marion Behr with her sculpture “rebirth,” which will be in the SAA show.
ate physicians and necessary re-
Chris Ihling. For details and directions,
contact Sharon at sharbear403@yahoo.
“Drive Up” To
Donate Used The Sign you want.
Clothing, Oct. 18
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