Kathy Sanderson loves creating an image from an idea. When she learned about the opportunity
to develop a look for the 21st Annual Mardi Gras, "Rendezvous in Rio," for her graphic design
class, she dove right in. But then she got sick and missed a few classes.
"I worked on it at home, but I didn't have the class feedback and I couldn't see what the others
were doing," remembers Sanderson.
The class had been given words like fun, colorful, and energetic to help them create their works.
And maybe it was because Sanderson was at home, without outside influences that she came up with
a unique design of a silhouetted showgirl that made both her instructor and Rose Bailey, WCC
Foundation event coordinator for the Mardi Gras, take notice.
"When I saw Kathy's work it popped out at me as the perfect image of what Mardi Gras in Rio is
all about," says Bailey. "It was vivid, with a sense of joyful abandon that comes to mind when
thinking about Brazil."
The showgirl set the stage for the 400 guests as they got ready to party in Rio.
"I was happy to try and put a little extra effort into the project because it was for the WCC
Foundation. They had supported me in the past with a scholarship and it was meaningful to me to
give something back," says Sanderson.