Nature & Nurture: The Voorhees Family Artistic Legacy
May 28 – September 5 , 2022
Baker Visitor Center
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 features a variety of paintings from multiple members of the family, pottery from David Voorhees, and unique jewelry from Molly Voorhees. Numerous pieces showcase some of the beautiful landscapes and plants that North Carolina has to offer, connecting people with plants through art.
This 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.
Adult & Continuing Education Programs: Gallery Talks
Nature & Nurture: The Voorhees Family Artistic Legacy Gallery Talk with the Artists
ONSITE – Baker Visitor Center | Free; Suggested Donation: $12. All proceeds benefit Education Programs at the Arboretum*
(*Admission fees apply for non-members.)
Join us for a Gallery Talk with artists whose works in a variety of media are featured in our summer art exhibit currently on display in the Baker Visitor Center. Numerous pieces showcase some of the beautiful landscapes and plants that North Carolina has to offer, connecting people with plants through art. Celebrate an enduring creative legacy that honors parents Edwin and Mildred Voorhees, who instilled an artistic spirit in their children. Details on additional workshops and talks featuring Voorhees artists and friends will be available in early July. Limited to pre-registered participants only in the small-group setting with safety guidelines in place.
Pre-register for any July or August date below:
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.