Louis Copt began his career as a full-time artist in 1984 after returning from a summer of study at the Art Students League in New York City. The focus for Copt's painting has been Kansas in general and specifically the Flint Hills. He is recognized as one of the most enduring artists of our region and has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center for more than 15 years.Through his early work as a nature and wildlife photographer, Dan Coburn developed a great appreciation for our natural places. Over the last few years his work has evolved into a study of man's relationship with the environment. Many of his photographs depict man-made structures and objects existing in visual harmony with the landscape. His photographs are included in many corporate and private collections across the United States and his images have been published in Camera Arts Magazine. Dan is currently vice-president of the Lawrence Photo Alliance.