FDL native's illustrations on display

Fond du Lac native Dorothy Donohue has published 16 children’s books that feature her remarkable cut-paper illustrations. A collection of her illustrations will be on display January 4-January 31 in the Fond du Lac Public Library gallery.

Donohue, who now resides in Boulder, Colo., will visit the library for a presentation and reception. At A Visit with Dorothy Donohue, 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28, the author and artist will talk about how she gets her ideas, the technique of cut paper and the process of making a book. She’ll read from one of her books and finish with a demonstration of her cut-paper technique. The free presentation is suitable for children and adults, and registration is not required.

Following her talk, Fond du Lac Visual Arts will hold an artist’s reception for Donohue in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

After earning her teaching degree, Donohue taught art in Wisconsin public schools. Working with children encouraged Donohue to follow her passion as an artist. She receiving a Masters of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, she worked as an illustrator for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. In Colorado, Donohue lives with her husband, two children and one dog. She is a volunteer at the Humane Society, where she gets additional ideas for her stories about dogs.


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