Dakota Prado is a senior at Manitou Springs High School. His art piece, Bear In Japan, was created his sophomore year. He has taken every art class available at MSHS and has used various forms of art media. Painting is his favorite medium. He has also been involved in a volunteering program called Concrete Couch: a creative construction organization that donates art work to the city of Manitou Springs. The biggest and most recent project that he has worked on with Concrete Couch is the Soda Springs Park Pavilion. There, they welded metal pieces to create artistic fences.