Tennessee Fragments I

Ellen Zahorec

Ellen Zahorec (08/13/1949- ) received a B.F.A. in art from Kent State University.  She earned an M.F.A. in art in 1981 from University of Tennessee.  Zahorec, who works in mixed media, has worked as a full time artist and as an art instructor at Warren Wilson College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College and the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  She has participated in exhibitions across the United States and abroad.  Zahorec curated the exhibition entitled "Paper U.S.A.: 13 Southern Visions," that premiered in Tampere, Finland.  She traveled to Finland in conjunction with the exhibit and conducted a four-day workshop for 15 professional artists.  One of her pieces was presented to King Hassam II and is housed with his collection in the Fez Museum.  In 1989, Zahorec earned a Best-in-Show award at the Faber Birren Show in Stamford, Connecticut.  She currently lives and works in Brevard, North Carolina.

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