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November, 2, 2015

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PAINTER, SCRATCHBOARD ARTIST TO SPEAK, DISPLAY WORK AT MCCC

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College will host a lecture Wednesday by painter and scratchboard artist Sande Lafaut, an MCCC alum.   

The lecture, which is open to the public, will take place in Associate Professor of Art Gary Wilson’s Art Appreciation class from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 222 of the Campbell Learning Resource Center on MCCC’s Main Campus.

In addition, Lafaut’s work will be on public display from Nov. 4- Dec. 2 in the Library, which is also located in the Campbell Learning Resource Center.

Lafaut specializes in scratchboard art.  Scratchboards are usually quite small but highly detailed.  She primarily works with images of animals and landscapes but also does figurative work and portraits.

Lafaut holds an associate degree in fine art from MCCC and a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in drawing and photography.  

After working in a variety of media, including ceramics, photography and watercolor, she recently settled into scratchboard.  Lafaut’s work was featured in the 2015 spring issue of Monroe Magazine.  She was juried into the International Society of Scratchboard Artists and is also affiliated with the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Toledo Artist’s Club and the Monroe Art League.  She has also won numerous awards for art shows, including first place in the Toledo Artist Club’s People and Portraits Show for “Jennifer.”

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.