The Discovery Through Brush and Lens (DTBL) project is a collaboration of four professional artists to paint and photograph most of the 40+ NICHES (Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive) Land Trust properties located in North Central Indiana. NICHES Land Trust protects, restores and sustains Northern Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations. The artists – Dan Annarino, Rena Brouwer, Terry Lacy and Alan McConnell – have been painting and photographing the Indiana landscape for many years, as well as hiking and enjoying the various NICHES properties. During the project they will collaborate at the NICHES property sites, as well as doing studio work, to create a body of artwork based on their interpretations and personal experiences. The four artists’ styles and techniques are quite different and mediums will include watercolor, oil, paper-pulp paintings, digital work and large-format photography.