Veterans’ Memorial Hall at the Depot in downtown Duluth will host a public viewing this week for a painting honoring the U.S. Coast Guard.

It’s an 8-by-10-foot oil painting by artist Charles Kapsner of Little Falls, Minn. - the third in a series of five panels in his ongoing Veterans’ Education Historic Project.

Kapsner will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about the painting at the Depot from 2-3 p.m. today; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

After the showing in Duluth, the painting will be permanently displayed at the Minnesota State Veterans’ Cemetery near Little Falls. Panels honoring the Army and Navy already are on display at the cemetery; works honoring the Marines and Air Force remain to be completed.

“We are honored to host Charles Kapsner’s work, as it fits with Veterans’ Memorial Hall’s mission to tell the history of our veterans and our armed forces,” Dave Boe, program manager of Veterans’ Memorial Hall, said in a news release. “The painting is a reminder that the Coast Guard is alive and well in the Northland and playing a critical role in security, commerce and safety.”

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