Michigan’s Albion College invited Gary and Joanie McGuffin to be guest lecturers during their annual Canada Week celebrations. As wilderness ambassadors of Canada, the McGuffins’ lectures focused on Canada’s rich art culture and natural heritage. Gary and Joanie presented their Group of Seven cultural research and their Great Lakes adventures to Albion College students in art, art history, Canadian studies, and natural science programs. The McGuffins participated in a unique interactive component by canoeing the Kalamazoo River and exploring the Whitehouse Nature Center. On the final evening, the McGuffins screened their documentary film “Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven” for the first time in the USA at Albion’s Historic Bohm Theatre that included an inspirational Q&A with the audience.
Following the Canadian Consul General’s Address to the Albion students, the McGuffins met with Douglas George to discuss tourism and economic opportunities between Michigan and Ontario through the Group of Seven story and the shared Great Lakes resource.
The McGuffins are available for speaking and lecturing engagements on their Great Lakes conservation initiatives and Group of Seven research.
For more information contact Joanie and Gary McGuffin at: [email protected]