Painting demonstration with artist Louis Copt
- Categories: Art | Gathering
- Event posted: Jan. 20, 2011
- Last updated: Jan. 26, 2011
- Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
- Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., KU campus, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Louis Copt, one of five Kansans named as recipients of the 2011 Governor's Arts Awards, will discuss his working methods, materials used, and philosophy in choosing subject matter during a 6:30 PM painting demonstration in the Central Court of the Spencer Museum of Art on Thursday, January 27. The event is free and open to the public. "I'll be painting an oil on canvas landscape," Copt says. "I just basically want to have a conversation with people so they have an opportunity to see a painting in progress. A lot of times the only time people see finished art is in a gallery or museum, and they never see the process. So with the demonstration, I hope to bring them into the process so they can witness the thought process, materials, and methods that go into making a new work. It should be fun." Copt is perhaps best known for his masterful landscape paintings of the Flint Hills-particularly of the prairie when it is burning.