Whether she’s sculpting hair at E-Clips in Great Bend or working on a sculpture in her studio, Terri Horner sees art as an integral part of life. The public can view some of her work in the exhibit "Faces of Art," on display this month in the Fine Arts Room of the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.
The public is also invited to meet the artist at a free reception for this exhibit, said Terri Hurley, public relations director at the library. The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library.
Horner says her love of art began in Las Cruces, N.M., where she was born and later graduated from cosmetology school. While sculpting hair, she decided to expand her love of art by enrolling at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she studied for two years.
Upon moving to Great Bend, she continued her studies at Barton Community College, where she received her Associate of Arts degree. Horner said she discovered a love for learning that went hand in hand with her love of art. Eventually, she enrolled at Fort Hays State University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture.
Along the way, Horner has received various awards and scholarships. Her most recent recognition was received last May at the Smoky Hill Art Exhibition in Hays.
"Through art we see the beautiful and the ugly of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we hope we may arrive," Horner said. "Art is life’s portrait. My vision tends to center around my two favorite things: people and nature. I often partner with Mother Nature and love to uncover what she has hidden away inside a piece of wood or stone.
"I am excited to share my ideas with you through the Great Bend Public Library’s gallery. I hope you enjoy my work and discover a new idea or concept as you explore the show. I would also like to extend thanks and appreciation to my friends and supporters who think of me often when they discover and share Mother Nature’s masterpieces."
Horner currently creates out of her studio, Arte Concetti, and still sculpts hair at Hair E-Clips in Great Bend. She continues to further her education by regularly attending seminars and workshops.