V. Ellen Starr


September 13 – October 26, 2018

SMAC Gallery

509 W Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258
(Mailing address: PO Box 55)


Regular office hours are:
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm


If you would like to schedule a private viewing or coordinate a visit outside regular office hours, please contact us via email at: info@swmnarts.org

V. Ellen Starr

V. Ellen Starr is a professional artist with over 30 years of experience in multiple art forms. If it’s related to an arts or craft technique, she’s probably tried it – everything from metalsmithing, painting, stained glass, bookbinding, leather tooling, wood working, costuming, fiber arts, woodturning, to medieval illumination and cobbling shoes – just to name a few.

Ellen lives in Hutchinson, MN, where she makes art in her home studio, which is slowly taking over her whole house. She has taught classes in metalsmithing, painting, fiber arts, stained glass, bookbinding and many other techniques over the past 20+ years.
Starr describes her exhibit as such: “I am drawn to flowing lines, organic forms and patterns as these reflect how I experience life – as a fluid dance of constant change, inter-connectedness, intricate weavings of energy and growth. I endeavor to impart a sense of awe or reverence with each piece I create through imagery, beauty and craftsmanship as I believe the sense of the sacredness of life feeds our spirits, inspires us to greater heights and richer depths of meaning.
I was diagnosed in 2008 with stage 3A aggressive breast cancer. The years since have been an amazing journey of transformation for me. My current focus with my art is to express the wisdom, healing and gratitude that have come from the blessing of my awakening due to cancer, releasing old limiting perceptions and the birth of a new life view. My new pieces are about metamorphosis and transformations leading to discovery and healing.”
Starr is a 2017 Individual Artist – Developing grant recipient. 

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