Emily Stokes chases stray cats. Seriously. She’s an artist—a visual artist who teaches in the Art Department at Northwestern College, where she’s been since 2011. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Dayton, Ohio, went to college at Wellesley, and earned an MFA at Arizona State. Now, when she’s not teaching, she has a brush or printmaking tool in hand and is at work on her own creations, including a documentation in Orange City. Of stray cats. That’s right. Hey, she’s an artist, all right? Watch for her on the streets of town. She’s a jogger too, early morning. You may have seen her, the one chasing cats.
Emily is secretary of the Orange City Arts board.