Glendale and surrounding communities are rich with artistic opportunity. Learning, teaching, creating, displaying and viewing art are part of the area's cultural fabric. Jewels in this artistic tapestry include some impressive art teachers, particularly Margot Lennartz and two of her students, Karen Horn and Sarah Gordon. Horn and Gordon are displaying 30 works, 24 by Horn, at the La Cañada Flintridge County Library.
Horn, a Glendale resident, had her first exhibition experience in grammar school, when a prescient principal hung two of Horn's paintings in his office. Reflecting on this encouragement, the artist reignited her passion in 2006 after 40 years of giving to her career and family.
The former La Cañada resident's training with Lennartz and others is apparent in the professional polish of her work. Her ability is noted locally as she serves on the board of directors for the Verdugo Hills Art Assn., and holds membership in such prestigious groups as the California Art Club, Foothill Artist League, San Luis Obispo Art Assn. and Sierra Madre Creative Art Group.