The Emporia Arts Center is featuring pieces from local veterans until Nov. 15, as part of the All Veterans Tribute celebration.
The Veterans Artist Exhibit officially opened on Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a reception and informal awards ceremony. The gallery features a variety of art, from sculptures to watercolors, all done by area veterans.
First place went to Duane Ginavan, second to Paul Johnston, and third to Curtis Rhoades for their paintings and sculpture. Johnston also won the "People's Choice" award for his piece titled "Introspection." Johnston says he wished he had more competition.
Johnston served in the Army during the Korean War, but didn't see any major action while stationed in Germany. He still noticed the piles of rubble left from the war, but he says he wasn't treated poorly by the local Germans.
Immediately following the reception was the movie "From Here to Eternity," shown at the Granada Theatre. The winners from that evening will be displayed on ESB Financial's walls until the end of November, after the 15th.
Photos from the reception are online at KVOE.com.