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! 


Artist in the Glen Vista Gallery

Stone Peng

STONE PENG, photography

Exhibition runs June 23 through August 15 in the KNC Glen Vista Gallery. (Gallery is closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

KNC is pleased to welcome national and international award-winning photographer, Stone Peng, to the Glen Vista Gallery. Peng's work has been presented in numerous publications throughout the United States, and are in public and private collections throughout West Michigan, the United States and beyond. Learn more at  www.stonepeng.com

Artist Statement 

I try to show the Chinese philosophy of life and the aesthetic principles "less is more" and "empty is full" in creating my images.  Using primarily white tones in the background lends a simplicity and ethereal purity to a subject that gives you a calm, peaceful, infinitely deep and immeasurable feeling.  The empty space offers the viewer a peaceful feeling and also gives the viewer a chance to focus on what it really takes to find balance in life and capture a little piece of our self.  Tranquility, simplicity and beauty are essence of my photos.

Exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery

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.

Exhibit at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Connect people with nature through art! Local and regional artists are invited to submit their nature-related, two-dimensional artwork for review to exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery for 8-week exhibitions in 2021-2022.  Learn more and apply here.

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.

Buy Local Art and Gift FairPlease note: KNC's Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to the increased rate of Covid-19 in Kalamazoo County.

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is postponed until December 2021. Check back for dates and details.