Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Freedom Rock on CRI

Check out this segment on The Freedom Rock! Thanks to AJ and his crew for such great work. (after clicking on this link, make sure you view the "Greenfield" video to view the clip on The Freedom Rock).

Friday, August 19, 2011

2011 Governor's Charity Steer Show

Here are a few photos from the 2011 Governor's Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 13th. The steers were immediately sold at auction and proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa, which has raised more than $1.7 million. Just thought we'd share a few pics, including the painting Bubba donated in order to help raise some extra funds. Thanks again to the Solsma family for asking Bubba to be their celebrity showman!

*Photos by Sorensen Studios

L-R Claire Solsma (steer owner), Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II
(The Freedom Rock artist/celebrity showman)
Painting donated by Bubba to help raise funds
for the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa 

Bubba being interviewed at the 2011 Governor's
Charity Steer Show

Friday, July 29, 2011

Governor's Charity Steer Show...ROUND 2!

You may remember this post from last year: Governor's Charity Steer Show when Bubba was asked to be a celebrity showman after being chosen as "America's Hottest Husband" by REDBOOK Magazine. Well, we're happy to announce he has been asked to show once again!

The Governor's Charity Steer Show will celebrate its 29th anniversary. The show ring competition takes place Saturday, August 13th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.

Immediately following the competition, the steers will be sold at an auction, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. Both the show ring event and the auction are open to the general public.

This year Bubba was asked to be a celebrity showman for being the artist of The Freedom Rock®. Come out and support this wonderful charity which has raised more than $1.7 million and cheer along Bubba!

Bubba showing steer for the 2010 Governor
Charity Steer Show

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CRI Television Crew

Last week we had producer, Patrick Boberg with CRI of William Penn University and his crew stop by the studio to interview Bubba about The Freedom Rock. Below are a few pictures from the interview. We hope to inform you soon about when it will air. Right now we're thinking mid August, but definitely stay posted to learn more.

Thanks for stopping out, Patrick & crew!

*Photo courtesy: Maria Sorensen, Sorensen Studios 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Studio Visitors-7/20/11

From left to right: Tech Srgt. USAF Carl W. Coffman,
Kelly Coffman Sr. & Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II
*Carl served in Iraq twice and Kuwait. He was the first of 150 air
personnel boots on the ground in Iraq of 2003!

Yesterday we had some pretty cool visitors at The Freedom Rock and Sorensen Studios. It started with a phone call asking if Bubba was around, but he's so busy with murals and paintings right now, that he's is barely at the studio. When I told this to the caller, he sounded very disappointed. The voice on the other end of the phone was that of an Iraqi/Kuwait soldier. He was back in the area with family and "just wanted to shake Bubba's hand" as he put it. So crazy to hear as it's us who want to shake the hands of all these heros...not the other way around!

Luckly Bubba walked in the door while I was still on the phone, taking a little break from painting. As I told this to the young man, he said, "We'll be right there-we're at 'The Rock' right now."

It was so nice meeting this serviceman and his family. And as a side note, the father of this young man is an author who I interviewed while interning for a local paper during college. "Are you Bubba's wife?" he asked on the phone. "You interviewed my dad about his book when you were still just 'Bubba's girlfriend' and told my dad about The Freedom Rock". I got a kick out of that-especially after they told me they still had my article.

Thanks again for visiting. Keep on coming back, even if it is in five year intervals. :-) And most of all, THANK YOU for your service. God Bless!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Veterans Tractor Ride at The Freedom Rock®

Tractors at The Freedom Rock®

Tractors at The Freedom Rock® 2

Bubba signing the 2012 Freedom Rock Calendars for the riders

Tractors at The Freedom Rock® 3

Last Saturday, a group of Veterans participating in the Adair County Historical Society's 2nd Annual Veterans Heritage Tractor Ride made The Freedom Rock one of their destinations. We were able to meet the group at The Rock and thought we'd share a few photos from the event.

Thanks for including us and we hope you enjoyed your visit!

*Photos by Maria Sorensen/Sorensen Studios

Friday, July 1, 2011

CHPA'S Swash Plate Newsletter

The Freedom Rock was mentioned in CHPA's Swash Plate Newsletter. Click the picture to read the full story. Thanks for the support guys!