This exhibition highlights the work of Elle Hettinger, a regional artist who lives in Orono, Minnesota. After suffering a series of illnesses years ago, Hettinger took classes at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, encaustic, and printmaking, among others.

Says Curatorial Coordinator, Derek Henderson, “Elle’s work not only has a Valentine’s sort of feel, which appeals to a wide audience, but captures the essence of what it means to pour one’s heart and soul into one’s creative endeavors.”

In 2016 Hettinger was a member of the Women’s Art Institute at St. Catherine’s University. She has previously shown at Scarborough Fair in St. Paul, the Minneapolis Women’s Club, and US Bank Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.

“Art initially provided me with therapeutic, meditative, healing qualities and now I have certainly come to look at the world through so many lenses and with a totally different set of eyes,” says Hettinger.