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Forty-Year Artistic Friendship Provides Motivation

Louis Copt (left) and Jim Brothers (right) stand next to a bust-in-progress of Louis.
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
Louis Copt (left) and Jim Brothers (right) stand next to a bust-in-progress of Louis.

Much has been written about tumultuous relationships between artists - think Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera or Van Gogh and Gauguin. But often relationships between artists are much more amiable.

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Lewis Copt and Jim Brothers

Kansas City, MO – An exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center explores the impact of a more than 40-year friendship between two well-known Kansas artists - Louis Copt documents the annual prairie burn in the Flint Hills, and Jim Brothers is a sculptor of monumental figures.

The exhibition, "From the 60's to Sixty Something: A Journey of Art and Friendship," runs through July 17, 2009 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

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This excerpt of the video featured in the exhibition "From the 60's to Sixty Something: A Journey of Art and Friendship" was provided courtesy of AudioVision Productions.

Laura Spencer is staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and a former arts reporter at KCUR.
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