Heron sculpture in KNC Arboretum

Arts at KNC

Whether it's supporting local artists at the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair, taking part in a workshop, taking in an exhibition in the Glen Vista Gallery, or exploring sculpture in the Arboretum, there's always something amazing to see at KNC! 

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair2018 Buy Local Art & Gift Fair will be December 8, 9am-4pm
Online artist applications are now open through August 31!

The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is not your ordinary art fair! More than 50 local artisans transform the Visitor Center with their creative displays and top-quality work. Visitors enjoy chatting with the artists and vendors, surrounded by the beauty of the winter woods. KNC supports buying local and gives back to the community by offering FREE ADMISSION to both the Art & Gift Fair and the beautiful winter trails.


Glen Vista Gallery

The Glen Vista Gallery is a 1,300 square foot gallery space which acts as a space for artists to exhibit nature-related artwork. NOTE: While the gallery is typically open to the public, there are certain times when a class or other organization will use the space or have it reserved for a special event.  Please call ahead at 269-381-1574 ext. 0 to verify gallery hours.

DanceDianne Carroll Burdick, Lingering in the Landscape
Hand-colored photography 
Exhibition runs July 1 - August 31

Dianne Carroll Burdick, a Western Mi. University graduate with a BFA in Photography, is a free-lance photographer in Grand Rapids. Her clients include USA Today, Grand Valley State University, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Public Museum of Grand Rapids and Opera Grand Rapids. She has been a Photography Instructor at Grand Rapids Community College and is currently a Continuing Studies Instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design where she teaches Photography/ Digital. She has participated in over fifty art exhibitions and her work is included in six books. Dianne is the recipient of thirty awards in Photography. Her images are on the Grammy-nominated CD of Debra Henson-Conent with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Her book Listen to the Landscape was released in August of 2006, , a collection of twenty-eight hand-colored photographs, with haiku by Linda Nemec Foster, and published by Eerdmans Publishing, in it’s 2nd edition. She provided the images for the CD Treasures From the Great Lakes, Music for Bassoon, Horn and Piano., released in July of 2009.  This was also a multi-media presentation that was performed/ viewed throughout that year. Her  book, Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food, A Culinary Road Trip, holds over 250 images of Michigan and was published May 2012 by Arbutus Press, written by Jaye Beeler. Her next book, Antique Apples,  was published in the Fall of 2015 featuring Michigan apples, Arbutus Press. She lives with her husband Rob Burdick and 2 cats in their 130-year-old Heritage Hill home in Grand Rapids.

Artist Statement

I have been concentrating my work on landscapes. I love to photograph the land and connect to nature. I do this by walking the land and taking pictures. I not only notice the natural details of the land, but also the marks of humanity. I see fences, fields, orchards, paths, roads, shadows, clouds, barns, markets and the food grown there. I consider my experience and the aesthetic quality of an image as I photograph.   I expand the creative process in post production as well as the conceptual idea. 

Thanks to Jim Triezenberg for this video interview with Dianne!


Sculpture Tour

Heron Sculpture in KNC Arboretum

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Arboretum on a self-guided Sculpture Tour.  Some are easy to find, such as the beautiful marble "Snowy Owl" by Paul Keeslar.  Others, like Robert Cumpston's "Squirrel," are a bit more of a fun challenge ... see if you can find his hiding place!

Stop in to Guest Services to pick up a copy of the Sculpture Tour brochure or view it online here.