Visiting Artist 2021

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Cathy Gendron photoCathy Gendron: Armed with a talent for figure drawing and a fine arts degree from Eastern Michigan University, Cathy Gendron began her illustration career as Creative Services Manager for the Ann Arbor News. She gradually developed her picture-making skills from a tiny room in the back of the advertising department. As an increasingly steady stream of newsroom editors found their way back to her cubbyhole, Cathy discovered the subject and discipline that would drive her career. After a three-year tenure as the Art Director at the Detroit Free Press, she has combined a successful freelance illustration career with an adjunct faculty position at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Artist Statement: The physical act of putting pencil to paper or brush to canvas has been the obsession of my life, and discovering the field of illustration made it possible to create a career from that passion. During my newspaper days, working with writers and editors was both intimidating and energizing. I found my home in the publishing industry, where thoughtful concepts are respected, and each assignment is a puzzle to solve. From newspapers to magazines to books, I’ve somehow managed to spend my entire adult life indulging my guilty pleasure of drawing and painting.

Monday, October 18, 2021
6-8 p.m.
La-Z-Boy Center Atrium
Monroe County Community College

Monday, October 18, 2021
anytime between 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Founder’s Hall, Room F117
Monroe County Community College