Painting anthem singer performs at Florida Panthers game (Photos)

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 28: National Anthem Singer and Painter Joe Everson performs before the start of the game between the Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
National Anthem Singer and Painter Joe Everson performs before the start of the game between the Florida Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty Images)

Joe Everson, the man who went viral after he sang the national anthem while creating a patriotic panting at a Toledo Walleye game, brought his talents to a Florida Panthers game Wednesday.

Everson once again painted the historic photograph ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’ while singing the national anthem.

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Here is Everson posing with the finished product.

Photo tweeted by Florida Panthers
Photo tweeted by Florida Panthers

He also stayed on the concourse of BB&T Center to make more paintings. Below Everson re-created Jaromir Jagr posing with a golden stick and his 1,888th point puck from last Thursday when he moved into second-place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.

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The 32-year-old Everson is a native of Midland, Michigan and in late October, the Midland Daily News wrote a piece on how he created this viral sensation.

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But he didn’t see the whole starving artist gig panning out in Michigan. Traveling in South Carolina, he said a gospel quartet had heard him. The group was recording in Taylors, outside of Greenville. The lead singer told Joe he’d give him a job driving a fuel truck, but that every weekend, “I need you singing.”

“It felt like a second home, a larger Midland in South Carolina,” he said.

He worked 60-hour weeks, filling any time left over by painting and working hard to build a studio.

“I kept believing that there’s got to be a way for me to do this full time,” he said.

He remembers his art manager asking whether he could try singing while painting. They wanted to do something patriotic, but didn’t want it to be too showy. Something that would give back by respecting this country through singing and painting, Everson said. Something like Iwo Jima.

“And then he (his art manager) said, ‘What if we do it upside down and reveal the flag at the end?’” Everson said.

They drew up drafts and concepts. His brother-in-law built a spinning easel made of scrap wood, like cabinets.

“It’s been a lot of work, about a year in the making,” he said.

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After the Toledo performance, Everson was invited on Fox and Friends and also sang and painted before an Indianapolis Fuel game.

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