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Cathy Van Voorhis, Artist in Residence at U-M Biological Station

April 30, 2019

Cathy Van Voorhis, a landscape painter and lecturer at Stamps School of Art and Design, and U-M alum Karl Ronneburg, a New York-based composer, percussionist, and multimedia/performance artist, will be summer 2019 artists in residence at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan.

Both artists plan to share their work with the Station’s students, faculty, staff, and researchers. Van Voorhis envisions teaching basic drawing and observation skills, and informal painting workshops in which onlookers can watch and learn from her techniques.

“Einstein said that art and science come from the same source—a sense of wonder,” says Van Voorhis, reflecting on the residency. “Most of the time, I work outdoors, because the feeling of immersion in the environment is a critical inspiration.”

"A sense of wonder": Art meets science through artists-in-residence at UMBS | lsa.umich.edu

Cathy Van Voorhis, Artist in Residence at U-M Biological Station

“Sailboat on Horizon” by Cathy Van Voorhis. Oil.