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.
Current Artist in the Glen Vista:
Colleen O'Rourke, Inspired by Nature
Sewn Collage and Beadwork
O'Rourke's exhibition is sewn and layered collages using vintage sheet music, and the beadwork is intricate seed bead embroidery.
Exhibition runs through June 29
Coming up next:
Dianne Carroll Burdick, Lingering in the Landscape
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.
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.