Carol Horst

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I’m a sculptor interested in creating evocative forms. My medium is ceramics.

How did you first become interested in art?
I don’t remember, because I’ve been an artist since I was a very young child.

How does art enrich a community, and what are some ways people can engage with art in Burbank?
Artists respond to their world in a language that goes beyond what words can describe. So we can all broaden our understanding of the experience of others and the larger community when we engage with a variety of art forms with an open mind, and try to find meaning in it. Successful art draws viewers in, inviting us to encounter new ways of perceiving the world. There is so much great art in Southern California, and it is so diverse, that it’s impossible to take it all in. But I try to go to as many exhibitions as possible, especially those that may challenge me. I recommend this for everyone. I never regret taking the time to do this, and I come away profoundly enriched every time.

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
I grew up taking art classes in school for granted; I can’t imagine how much my educational experience would have been diminished without them. In California, unconscionably, most kids don’t have this opportunity anymore. We must figure out how to get dedicated art, music, and drama classes back into every school at every grade level.

To find out more about Carol and her work, follow her on Instagram @carolhorstceramics.