Journey Through Wonderland

by Kristie Burns

Tuesday, April 4 2017 thru Monday, June 5 2017

Journey through Wonderland and experience fungi, lichen and mushrooms of Iowa as you’ve never seen them before – bursting with vibrant color and over 5 feet wide.

These photos of fungi and lichens were taken on the Urbandale bike trail while photographer Kristie Burns was completing her “365 Days of Urban Wildlife” project. She took one picture every day for an entire year to show the diversity that can exist even in small spaces. These photos were enlarged to over five feet in width and printed on canvas to give them a dream-like quality somewhere between a painting and a photo.

Dr. Kristie Burns, Mh, ND, Ph.D. has an BA in Anthropology and Lingustics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She holds a masters and doctorate degree in plant biology and naturopathy. Kristie Burns was a photo-journalist in Chicago for three years covering presidential elections and protests at the time. Later she was a photo-journalist in the Middle East for 16-years and has exhibited photos on the "Women of Egypt” at the Sony Gallery, as well as covering treks through the desert with nomads, street life in Cairo and tourism in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Her work has been published internationally including Lonely Planet Guides (Egypt 1986-1996 editions) and even appeared in a Hollywood movie (the original Stargate). Locally her photos have been exhibited at the Urbandale Public Library and Barnes & Noble. Kristie is currently working on a photo project called Earthschooling 365 that she has published at Half the proceeds from her photography sales go towards the preservation of wildlife habitat. 

Join us for Kristie's opening reception on April 11, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m.   For more details, click here.

Event Category: North Gallery Exhibits

Event Schedule

  • April 4, 2017 All Day
  • June 5, 2017 All Day