Miracle Maxx

by DeAnn Melton & Ellen A. Cook


Ellen A. Cook Sculpture & Drawings

Visiions of Etruia

Lionel Rombach Gallery

University of Arizona



Black Figures
Visions of Etruria
Black Figures
Recent Work 2019
After Botticelli © clay 24"x18"
After Titian © clay 24"x18"
After Cassatt © clay clay4"x18"



Ellen A. Cook


Education: University of Arizona, B.F.A. (summa cum laude and honors) December 2017


Teaching: Watercolor, The Fountains, AZ


Solo Show: 


2017-18 Black Figures, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Group Show:                                    

                                    2017                Student Show, Steinfeld Warehouse, Tucson, AZ

Student Show, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2016                Student Show, Summer,Orvieto, Italy,

                                    2015                Small Paintings, Davis Dominguez Gallery,

                                                            Tucson, AZ

                                                            Pima Community College Student  Juried                 

                                                            Exhibition, Louis Bernal Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                                                            Pima Community College Student Juried

                                                            Exhibition, Tucson International Airport,

                                                            Tucson, AZ

                                    2014                Tucson Festival of Sculpture 2014, Tucson, AZ

                                    2013                Horse Country: Horses in the Southwest, Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ

                                    2011                Kansas Flinthills, Eskridge, Kansas

2010                Family Ties, Tohono Chul, Tucson, AZ

2007                Homage to the Flint Hills, Eskridge, Kansas


Private Collections:                           Indian on Horseback Hunting Buffalo

                                                            White Buffalo

                                                            Bright Star, bronze (2)

                                                            Van Gogh, bronze



                                                            Classy / Gayle & Deedee


                                                             2012 Barn Mural, Tucson, Arizona

                                                            2013 Carlotta's Mexican Restaurant, Catalina,


Murals:                                               Private Barn, Tucson, Az.

                                                            Carlotas Mexican Restaurant, Catalina, Az.


Articles:                     2017                Visions of Etruria, Honors Thesis, Ellen A. Cook,  

                                                            University of Arizona Honors College               

2009                A Family of Artists, tucsoncitizen.com


Books:                        2012                Miracle Maxx, JP Ranch, co-authored and    

                                                            Illustrated, English, Spanish and German, amazon.com

2011                Miracle Maxx, JP Ranch, co-authored and                 

                                                            Illustrated, English, amazon.com


Awards                       2016                Golden Key Honor Society, University of

& Opportunity                                   Arizona

                        University of Arizona, Study Abroad Program,

                                                            Orvieto, Italy, Summer. Joseph & Mary Casioppo Foundation Grant.

                                    2015                Honors College, University of Arizona,

                                                            Tucson, Az.

                                                            Graduation Highest Honors-Pima Community College-May 2015

                                                            Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship to University of Arizona , Tucson, Az.

                                    2013                Phi Theta Kappa

                                                            USDF Youth Art Contest, 16-21 Year Olds,

                                                            First Place

                                                            Tucson Dressage Club, Science Meets Art: the Biomechanics  of Classical Dressage                 

                                                            Symposium, advertisement design for magazines and t-shirts

                                    2010                Intelligence Analysis Critical Thinking course,

                                                            Battele Memorial Institute, Fort Huachuca, AZ

2009                Umeeko, USDF Youth Art Contest, 15 & Under, 1st

                                    2008                A Moment, USDF Youth Art Contest, writing, 15 & under, First Place


            2006                Rayito de Luz, USDF Youth Art Contest, 15 &        

                                                            Under, First Place

                                    2005                Dominik & Rider, USDF Youth Art contest,

                                                            15 & Under, First Place


Gallery: South Wind Gallery, Topeka, Ks.


Miracle Maxx
Maxx, Secretariat's grandson, is severely bitten by a rattlesnake. If he lives there is the possibility of the loss of his left hind leg. This is a story about the young girl who gives him love, care, and music to help him perform again.
Prix St. George
Tucson Festival of Books Panel 2013
Ellen & Maxx in wash area
Prix St. George
Tucson Festival of Books 2013
Ellen standing next to Maxx
Go toEllen's Sculptureto see Ellen's sculpture

See also: DeAnn Melton, James Cook, Ellen A Cook

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