TOPEKA LIBRARY -- Convergence, showing July 2nd through Sept. 3rd, is an exploration of three distinct Kansas artists whose work embodies much of what we love about our state: the people, the history, and the landscape.
The friendship of artists Louis Copt, Daniel Coburn and Jim Brothers has fostered new directions in their art. Ask the artists how their paths converged at the July 2 First Friday Opening Reception from 5:30-8:45 p.m.
The exhibit is a collection of photographs, paintings, collages and sculpture, most of which are inspired by nature or commonplace occurrences.
Brothers’ life-size sculptures tell the story of Kansas and its role in the evolution of our nation. Coburn says his passion for landscape is much like Ansel Adams, whom some have compared his works to. For the works in this exhibit, Coburn focused on elevating the “everyday landscape” to that same monumental status, he said.
Copt’s paintings also involve landscape whether depicting a prairie fire or the vastness found in a Kansas farm setting. The Sunflower State has played muse for Copt for many years.
“I grew up in Kansas and spent time roaming the Flint Hills,” Copt said. “I also spent a fair amount of time on my Grandmother’s farm as a child and I think that has become part of my artistic vocabulary.”
The artists will present discussions in art at the library in connection with the Convergence exhibit. For event times on artists talks and a watercolor demonstration click: here
Exhibits and programs at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery are always free, casual and open to the public. Guided tours are available upon request. For more information, call the library at 580-4515.