Featured Artist: Designs of Duty

“Designs of Duty,” an exhibit featuring East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos, will be on display at the Effingham Public Library from Sept. 28 through Oct. 31, 2018.

“Designs of Duty” tells the stories of seven military veterans who served our country over a 45-year period throughout Asia and Europe. Veterans featured in the exhibit are Eric Hiltner and Wilson Reynolds of Charleston, Ken Fernandes of Newman, Random Clavin of Nokomis, Adam Griffy of Olney, Shane Wright of Shelbyville and Lyle Gordon of Towanda.

Tattoos are a common symbol among the military, and this exhibit aims to explore the inspiration and meanings behind them, as well as the stories of the veterans themselves. Pride, patriotism and honor are common themes in the artwork chosen by the veterans showcased in “Designs of Duty.”

Click here to learn more about the “Designs of Duty” exhibit.

For more information about the Art Gallery please contact Assistant Director Johnna Schultz at johnna@effinghamlibrary.org