—Benjamin Colbert’s “Beyond the Horizons 2: Landscapes, Watercolors, and Drawings” will be on exhibit September 21 through October 30 in the Erdman Center—

Princeton, NJ, August 23, 2013–Princeton Theological Seminary’s Erdman Art Gallery will feature a mixed media exhibit titled “Beyond the Horizons 2: Landscapes, Watercolors, and Drawings,” by local artist Benjamin Colbert, beginning on Saturday, September 21, and running through Wednesday, October 30.

ben colbert art exhibit 1The exhibit is a retrospective of Colbert’s artwork in several genres—the main one being his abstract “linier landscapes.” Variable bands of color are placed on a carefully prepared canvas to convey land areas, water, skyways, and other elements. A portion of the white canvas surface is left unpainted to give added focus to the painted area and to convey the vastness, variety, and creativity found in the natural environment.  

Other works in watercolor and graphite illustrate the skill and versatility of the artist. These sketches and color washed drawings are created from life and are part of the real or imagined experiences. 

“I am honored to be invited to display my work at this outstanding venue in Princeton. It is special because it gives me the opportunity to thank patrons for their support and allows me to display pieces that have not had a public viewing. The greatest joy for an artist is to achieve some public recognition while alive.”

Colbert is an award-winning artist who has exhibited widely in the United States, including one-man shows at Emory University, the University of South Florida, Image South Gallery in Atlanta, and the Environmental Protection Agency in Trenton. His work has been included in area venues, including Mercer County Artists, Ellerslie Museum, The Johnson Education Center, Phillips Mill, Prince Street Gallery, and the Arts Council of Princeton.

ben colbert art exhibit 2His awards include an honorable mention from the Savannah Art Association, second prize for painting from the National Conference of Artists, and the Purchase Award from the Calloway Art Festival IIX.

Colbert, a native of Georgia, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in education from Savannah State College and his Master of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia. He is a retired program administrator for Educational Testing Service in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Erdman Art Gallery.

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 or call 609.497.7990.