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SATURDAY, JUNE 6th–First Annual New Century Art Guild Freedom Rock Ride

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Saturday June 6th–Mark your calendar for some hometown fun!

In conjunction with Loess Hills Harley Davidson and the 5th annual Thunder Alley Car Club Charity Show in Kimballton, Iowa, NCAG is proud to sponsor a combined motorcycle and car ride from the Loess Hills Harley Davidson parking lot to the Freedom Rocks of western Iowa, ending at the Little Mermaid Park in Kimballton.  The event will feature live music by The Polka Police, beer, food, prizes, and an art show featuring veteran and local artists.  Participants will also receive a t-shirt and commemorative “challenge” coin!

Don’t ride a bike or drive a hot rod car? No problem…still come to enjoy the party and the succulent roast pork!

Register for the ride by mail or online using the PayPal  button on our “Events” page -or in person, the day of the ride.  Ride starts at 10am, registration for the car show at 9am.

Your tax-deductible contribution will play an important role in realizing our goals. We thank you for your generosity and confidence in our mission!

NCAG AND VETERAN ARTIST FEATURED ON LOCAL NEWSCAST

Here is a link to the WOWT News story video:

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Local-Organization-Helps-Veterans-Find-Therapy-with-Art-296722651.html

Here is a transcript of the news story:

In the corner of his basement, Bryon Line is hard at work. When he’s not painting a scene made by Mother Nature, he’s recreating an image from his 15(??) years in the army. “You get reminded if you ever did it, what it felt like to be one of those guys,” Line said. Like Bryon, many veterans find therapy in art. “You found energy, you felt motivation, and you felt comraderies,” Line added.

Bryon’s paintings are on display at this gallery – 75 miles away in the quaint town of Kimballton, Iowa. Line says, “I’m very much impressed with the way they’ve helped revive Kimballton, Iowa.

But the connection between Bryon Line and Kimballton is thicker than the oil based paints on his canvas. “I served in the marine corp from 70-74 and I was in the air wings,” Scott Smith, Director of the New Century Art Guild said. Like Bryon, Scott Smith is a veteran. Eight years ago he helped create the New Century Art Guild – an art organization created by Veterans for Veterans.

“One veteran in particular, I challenged to make a series of paintings about his experiences and it changed his life,” Troy Muller, art instructor and board member of the New Century Art Guild, states proudly. Through funding and workshops the Guild helps Veterans reconnect with Society and recapture the comraderies experienced in the armed services. “Like I said before, those kids (using the brush) and getting into it and forgetting all that stuff that was scaring them, it talks to you,” New Century Art Guild board member, Jim O’Keefe adds.

A movement started by a handful of guys, making a difference in veterans lives, one brush stroke at a time.

The Art Guild is undertaking a massive project. They’re planning on building a Living Liberties sculpture park that will feature up to 30 life size statues. These monuments will be dedicated to American servicemen and women who fought for our freedom. The price tag is hefty… 2.7 million dollars… and it will be funded mostly through private donations.

NCAG WELCOMES TALENTED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

 

Troy E. Blaine,CLF, LUTCF, FSS

Troy E. Blaine, CLF, LUTCF, FSS

New Century Art Guild welcomes Troy E. Blaine, CLF, LUTCF, FSS from Omaha, NE as a financial consultant that has volunteered to advise NCAG’s Board of Directors on matters of financial growth. Troy is an experienced insurance executive and investment professional. He is an accomplished financial leader that has been recognized by the insurance industry for the teams that he has led and developed.

Troy has a warm, friendly personality and is open to new opportunities and expanding his already impressive professional network and technical expertise. Troy has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served on numerous boards and is a member of several business associations. NCAG’s Board of Directors has already benefited greatly from his pearls of wisdom and we look forward to a fruitful partnership!