Artist creates painting of Veterans statue for Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest

Dan Hayduke created a painting of the statue at Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park in Towanda Borough Thursday. He was taking part in the Susquehanna Summer Solstice Fest’s plein air painting contest. The festival is being held from June 14 to 19. The Cicero, N.Y. native worked in construction for 35 years before studying fine arts at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. He created the painting as a tribute to his parents, who met each other in the U.S. Army, and to his friends who served during the Vietnam War.