—Shirley Kern’s “Memory Scapes” will be on Exhibit October through February in the Erdman Center—

Princeton, NJ, September 28, 2011–Princeton Theological Seminary’s Erdman Art Gallery will present an exhibit titled “Memory Scapes,” paintings by local artist Shirley Kern, beginning on Sunday, October 1, 2011, and running through Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

fleeting momentsKern’s bold abstract and colorful paintings express the essence of the memory of landscapes and past experiences felt by filtering memory through the process of painting while listening to music. She is interested in “creating a work of art that has emotional appeal like music or poetry without fixed meaning.” Her work is “landscaped informed, but no specific location or time is intended,” she says.

Kern earned a B.S. from Indiana University, a B.A. from the University of Southern Indiana, and an M.F.A. from Johnson State College in Vermont. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums both in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and is in many public and residential collections throughout the United States.

An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Erdman Art Gallery. Click here to preview Kern’s work.

The Erdman Art Gallery presents local and national artists for the benefit of the community. The gallery is located in the Erdman Center, 20 Library Place, at the School of Christian Vocation and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are subject to change during holidays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Erdman Center at or call 609.497.7990.