Nature & Nurture: The Voorhees Family Artistic Legacy
Edwin and Mildred Voorhees believed that nature and nurture were important to the creation of art and artists. When they moved to the coast of North Carolina in the 1960’s, they made nature and nurture more available to both themselves and their children. Ed and Milie became the accomplished painters they longed to be, and raised a family of artists and craftsmen while they were at it.
Nature & Nurture will feature a variety of paintings from multiple members of the family, pottery from David Voorhees, and unique jewelry from Molly Voorhees. Numerous pieces feature some of the beautiful landscapes and plants that North Carolina has to offer, connecting people with plants through art.
This new summer art exhibit features multiple Voorhees artists who work in various media. Their legacy honors parents Edwin and Mildred Voorhees, who instilled an artistic spirit in their children. Featuring work by Edwin Voorhees, Mildred Voorhees, Susan Voorhees, David Voorhees, Jane Voorhees, Amy Cusick Voorhees, Molly Sharp Voorhees & Chad Voorhees.
Through September 5, 2022 in the Baker Visitor Center
Exhibit support for Nature and Nurture is provided in part by: The North Carolina Arboretum Society; Asheville Citizen-Times; The Laurel of Asheville; RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide; Smoky Mountain Living Magazine.