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Introducing the art of Ann
vonHoorn and Richard vonHoorn:
Featured Artist @ Western
Carteret Public Library for the month of May.
217 Star Hill Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
After graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan as an art major, von Hoorn
taught art for 24 years at Torrington High School in Connecticut. During
that time he pursued many art ventures ranging from restoring church murals
to decorating the side of a paddle wheel boat, to winning prizes for
teeshirt designs, posters, ice sculpture, and logo designs. He enjoys
creating works in oil, collage and construction media. Now retired, he lives
on the Pettiford Creek in Star Hill, Cape Carteret with his wife, artist Ann
DeLorier vonHoorn and toy poodle, Skippy.
information about the paintings, please Call 252-393-1228, 860-671-1278, or
217 Star Hill Dr.
Cape Carteret, NC 28584
252-393-1228 or 860-671-1278 (cell)
“Beauty is all around us. I welcome the opportunity to draw attention to
BFA Manhattanville Collage, cum laude, majoring in painting and photography
MS Western Connecticut State University in Education
Graduate studies in art in the United States and Itlay
Taught art for over twenty years in Somers, New York
Taught privately and in adult education programs for Kings College, Briar
Cliff, NY, New Milford, CT and Torrington, CT.
Exhibited in New York, Connecticut and North Carolina
Recently moved to Cape Carteret, North Carolina, where she lives with her
vonHoorn and their toy poodle, Skippy.
Life with an Artist (Richard vonHoorn)
Ann von Hoorn
would like to explain what it is like to live with a creative artist who
combines everyday objects in unusual ways to produce original pieces of art
for others to enjoy, examine, and wonder at.
Dick and I met at one of the very early meetings of Artwell, a collaboration
of local artists, in Torrington, CT in January of 1995. Our similar
backgrounds as art teachers and lovers of nature, the outdoors and camping
seemed like the makings of a perfect meld. We became engaged and purchased a
home on Lake Waramaug in New Preston, Connecticut. I moved into the house
first and fluffed out my belongings into closets, attic and basement. Then
Dick arrived with his huge U-haul filled with paintings, three-dimensional
wall pieces, and sculptures. Additionally he had art materials, mat boards,
glass, frames, paints, drawing materials, rolls of canvas. Then came the
collections of collage/ construction items--thousands of sea shells,
buttons, boxes of wooden knobs, turnings and chunks, extrusions of colored
plastics from a lipstick case factory, glitters, assorted tapes, glues, and,
would you believe it--a box of shattered shatter-proof glass bits. After
rearranging, shelf-making, and making other storage racks, I calmed down to
share a life with an artist. A friend recently remarked, “must have been
SOME physical attraction!”
Over the years I have witnessed constant art construction. Our studio was
never empty, and a new piece was popping up on an easel or undergoing
delicate construction operation in the middle of the studio table on an
ever-revolving schedule. Keyboards from pianos, pedals from an old organ,
and discarded horse saddles rose, renewed and reconfigured. Playful,
whimsical, creative, innovative, confusing, unexpected, absurd, hilarious,
ridiculous--but always unique--describe the constant flow from the
imagination of, for all appearances, a normal human being. Strips of
leather, burls from trees, fiber wrap insulation--all became part of the
Is it what I expected--life with an artist? Well, not quite, but every day
is exciting as art is evolving before my eyes. My husband’s focus and
delight in his work is a real inspiration to me. His art continues to
intrigue, as it is original, innovative and definitely one-of-a-kind.
a closer look at his work, check out his website
enjoy, examine and wonder at--or come by our studio at 217 Star Hill Dr.,
Cape Carteret, North Carolina. The current show will run at the Western
Carteret Library, Taylor Notion Road,
Cape Carteret, NC through May. For more information call 860-671-1278.
Please join us and enjoy the view at the library.
ABOUT ART EXHIBITS AT THE WESTERN CARTERET
As a public service to the citizens of Carteret
County, the Western Carteret Public Library provides designated space for
exhibits and/or displays of art works, crafts, special interest collections,
etc. which reflect community interest and talent. The Friends of the
Western Carteret Library coordinate the monthly art exhibits for the Library.
For information regarding exhibits, please read the
Policy for Exhibits and Displays at Western
Carteret Public Library.
If you are interested in displaying your
artwork, come by the Library to pick up an Exhibit Application.