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Akron Art Library - North Hill Collection

Joan Colbert - King of the Garden, 2020 artwork

Joan Colbert, King of the Garden, 2020 - Hand pulled linoleum block print

About the Artist

Joan Colbert
Lives in Akron, Ohio

Akron artist, Joan Colbert, works in mixed media with an emphasis on printmaking, mainly relief prints and monotypes. Inspired by literature and influenced by her environs, her artwork is often thematic, frequently including references to her favorite motifs: blackbirds and bare trees. She strives to reach a balance between design and idea and hopes that in each piece there is just enough left unstated to evoke more personal interpretations. In 2019 Joan was honored with the Arts Alive Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Summit Artspace. She was gallery coordinator for the Summit Artspace Gallery from 2007 to 2013, is a member of Artists of Rubber City and a longtime Highland Square resident.