October 27, 2012
Celebrate the Artistic Life of Andrea VanHorne
Eckhart Public Library is proud to display A Retrospective Watercolor Exhibit:The Artistic Life of Andrea VanHorne 1940-2000 in the Close Community Room starting October 5th through the end of the month.
VanHorne graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, John
Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and Butler University in
Indianapolis. She was a teacher
in the DeKalb Central United School District for 20 years and taught
art at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. VanHorne was
known for her watercolors and exhibited them in many local and state art
shows. In the 1990s, it was included in the
Fort Wayne Museum Of Art rental program. She was an artist member of
the Hoosier Salon and Artlink. Forty-five years ago, she was the driving
force behind the Tri-Kappa Art Show, which still continues at the
library as the Area Annual Art Show.
In 1997, in memory of Doris Longden, Mrs. VanHorne produced and donated to the library her
Stained Glass Window watercolor, which is located behind the information desk. Also, VanHorne created a series of smaller stained glass watercolors for all the major donors of the
library expansion. As a valued friend of the library over the years, she
conducted hour-long luncheon sessions on the arts. At the time of her
death in 2000, her work was offered for sale at the Toledo Museum of
Art. The library purchased her watercolor,
Drifting, with donations in her memory. It hangs behind the circulation desk.