Fresh new carpet and a coat of paint will welcome visitors to the annual West Nebraska Arts Centre “President’s Show: Connections” today. The exhibit will host 65 pieces of art from more than 40 area artists and artists from Louisiana and Missouri.

WNAC Executive Director Mason Burbach said the show is judged on use of theme, use of medium, artistic quality and overall first impression.

The exhibit runs today through July 28. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Gallery admission and receptions are free to the public.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk