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Artist: Ben Colbert
Where: Spring Street Mural Space (Witherspoon and Spring Streets on the side of the Village Silver Shop)
The piece entitled Hurray Sundown is an interpretation of an late afternoon in Autumn. The color bands represent diminishing daylight, a distant horizon, and sunset over a harvested field. It is the first of a series depicting the four seasons of the year.
The mural is based on a painting (24×36) on display at the Arts Council of Princeton.
Southern-born artist Ben Colbert is a former Princeton resident who now lives in Lawrence. As an artist Colbert has been awarded top honors by the Savannah Art Association, the National Conference of Artists, and the Calloway Art Festival IIX. He has also had more than 20 exhibitions across the county, including at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the University of South Florida, the Savannah Arts Festival, and the Montgomery Center for the Arts in Skillman, among others.
He is also currently on boards of the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Community Housing Group and serves as chair of the Paul Robeson House Committee and as an elder at the Witherspoon Presbyterian Church.
- October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WJHCS Trustees Accomplishments and Honors:
Honoree: Bob Hillier, FAIA
Award: Reginald F. Lewis Community Service Award for Excellence in Business
Date: February 12, 2021
Awarded By: First Baptist Church of Princeton
Honoree: Shirley A. Satterfield
Award: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
Date: January 16, 2021
Awarded By: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Honoree: Rev. David McAlpin
Award: Recognition Celebration
Date: January 30, 2021
Awarded By: Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church