Join the Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council and the John P. Falter Museum in celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Esquire magazine W.W. II hero series. John Falter was commissioned to paint 12 paintings of servicemen who were deemed “heroes” during W.W. II for Esquire Magazine. Accompanying each paintings, writer Paul Gallico penned the heroic stories. Of the 12 original paintings, the Library and Community Foundation of Richardson County owns 6 that will be displayed as part of the exhibition. Butch and Dobey Haws own another of the Esquire series paintings and it will also be on display. The Stalder Gallery, located inside the Falls City Library and Arts Center, will present the exhibition from July 21st through September 1st of 2023. The exhibition can be viewed during regular library hours and is free to the public.
An opening reception will be held on July 21st in the Stalder Gallery from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. hosted by the John P. Falter Museum docents. A short gallery talk and acknowledgments will be made by Falter museum curator, Dobey Haws and Stalder Gallery Curator, Christina Wertenberger.