“ArtPost”, the culminating exhibition of NCAG emerging veteran artists and professional artist mentors, opened in the Community Gallery of Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE on Saturday, November 5th. The opening reception was part the military family fun day that drew a crowd of 450 to 500 patrons into the museum. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 31st, 2016. More information may be found on Joslyn’s website:
WHERE: Community Building at 614 Dr. Van Zee Road, Oakland, Iowa (1/2 hour drive east of Omaha)
WHEN: Saturday, September 17th from 10:00am – 6:30pm and Sunday, September 18th from noon – 4pm.
This event is a part of the Southwest Iowa Art Tour, and its purpose is to promote professional artists across Southwest Iowa. This is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work, interact with the public and sell their creations. All artists will be vetted prior to the event to ensure professional quality.
In addition to the tour, the event in Oakland will serve as a fundraiser for the Community Development, Vision 20/20 project to repurpose the High school building in Oakland into a unique, regional destination that will attract visitors, workers, business growth and a provide a place for creative people to work and live.
New Century Art Guild is pleased to have participated in the well attended 32nd Annual Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Omaha, NE over the weekend of August 12-13th. Several art workshops were offered by NCAG to Vietnam veterans and their family members throughout the reunion, providing an opportunity to share stories and make new friendships. NCAG looks forward to participating in next years reunion!
New Century Art Guild is pleased to open our new Nebraska headquarters and art gallery in Olde Towne Bellevue. An exhibition of NCAG’s 2016 Veteran Artist Grant Recipient Neville Bridgeford’s photography and paintings and the photography of Navy Veteran, Jeff Wild will be on display until September 30th. The opening event will also run concurrently with City of Bellevue’s “Arrows to Aerospace” Parade and festival on Saturday August 20th.
Artist Elizabeth Boutin will have her art displayed at the New Century Art Guild’s Gallery in Kimballton, IA. The exhibition, “Effects of PTSD”, opens May 19th with a meet the artist dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the artworks featured will be some of Boutin’s oil and acrylic paintings dealing with the topic of PTSD.
Boutin married into the military, and while the couple moved abroad, she volunteered with the Red Cross. Seeing the ravages of post traumatic stress disorder firsthand fueled her creative drive to express the wounds both internal and external of those in the military through her art –and by doing so, attempt to alleviate some of their pain.
On the dinner menu: delicious smoked pork loin from Henningsen’s Meats, beer, wine and other goodies!
This month the Omaha V.A. Hospital will commemorate the donation and permanent installation of a grouping of 5 bronze statues that represent each branch of US military service.
The grouping, donated in large part by New Century Art Guild, is already installed in the VA Lobby’s main entrance and represents all five branches of the US Military with 18” cast bronze likeness featuring current working uniform of servicemen and women holding a parade-rest position. The figures, modeled after actual servicemen and women, are displayed on a wood base that has a modern, yet classic appearance and features inset insignia that represent each branch of service.
The commemoration ceremony will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, February 17th in the Main Lobby of the Omaha VA at 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105.
NEW CAREERS, NEW POSSIBILITIES, NEW DIRECTIONS FOR ARTISTS AND VETERANS