The STAR Collaboration (Students, Teachers, Artists-in-Residence) invites artists from visual, literary, musical, and performing arts genres to join Eagle Hill for a semester of focused art work, and to come together with our students and teachers to facilitate novel learning opportunities.
The STAR residency program is open to artists at any stage of their careers—emerging artists, well-established artists, art teachers, and artists returning to former careers in the arts. STAR artists are educators at heart, who want to work with students while expanding the definition of what being an educator means; who are interested in novel, interdisciplinary educational approaches; and who thrive on collaboration with others.
The start of a new school year also means the start of a new STAR residency!
LJ Cohen is a novelist, poet, fiber artist, potter, and relentless optimist. After nearly twenty-five years as a physical therapist, LJ now uses her knowledge and skills to injure characters in her science fiction and fantasy novels. Her most recent book, A STAR IN THE VOID (book five of the Halcyone Space series), is her eighth novel. DERELICT, the first book in the series, was named a Library Journal self-e select title and book of the year in 2014.
LJ is active in SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and Broad Universe and lives on a homestead farm in Central Massachusetts with her spouse and two dogs.
Eagle Hill School alumna Taylor Judge ’07 gives a personal look into the STAR Collaboration and the Eagle Hill arts experience, as she reflects on her return to Eagle Hill as a STAR artist.