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VanVoorhis Paintings Find Permanent Home at UMBS

Oil painting showing a green meadow surrounded by trees under a blue sky
Cathy Van­Voorhis: Green­star Meadow 

In May 2021, U‑M’s Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion (UMBS) announced Stamps instruc­tor and 2019 Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion Artist-in-Res­i­dence Cathy Van­Voorhis donated paint­ings of her favorite bio-sta­tion field sites to the UMBS community.

Over the course of her res­i­dency, Van­Voorhis led draw­ing work­shops and cre­ated paint­ings. Her donated paint­ings are on view at the Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion and in this M‑Box gallery.

The U‑M Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion is located in Cheboy­gan County, Michi­gan and inhab­its ~10,000 con­tigu­ous acres on and around Dou­glas Lake. The core mis­sion of the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Bio­log­i­cal Sta­tion is to advance envi­ron­men­tal field research, engage stu­dents in sci­en­tific dis­cov­ery using ecosys­tems and their organ­is­mal con­stituents as objects of study, and pro­vide infor­ma­tion needed to bet­ter under­stand and sus­tain nat­ural sys­tems at local through global scales.

I deeply cher­ish the time that I got to be at UMBS. The warm sense of com­mu­nity, inter­est­ing lec­tures and con­ver­sa­tions, beau­ti­ful set­ting, earnest stu­dents, the fun of dis­cov­ery — it all made it one of the best expe­ri­ences of my life,” says VanVoorhis.

Van­Voorhis paint­ings find per­ma­nent home at UMBSLSA

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