Refuge Update

Refuge Update 37

Aug 10 2018

‘A place to dream – in this green valley  I’ve found a home – for everyone’ “Our Song” written by Cory Chisel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fox Valley Region, and the community of Appleton. One might argue that Refuge Foundation for the Arts was created on the following hypothesis– To create is to feel, but...

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Refuge Update 31

Jun 08 2018

Our next event at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh is coming up soon! Cory Chisel Presents: A Salute to Country Classics will feature covers of Willie Nelson, EmmyLou Harris, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and many more performed by Lillie Mae, JP Harris and Erin Rae. The event starts at 1:00pm on June 17th, and tickets are $20. The event will be an outdoor, general admission show with full bar and food. You can use the promo code FATHERS to receive two tickets for $30. Get yours here!

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Refuge Update 29

May 25 2018

We now have a promo code! Enter: feedamerica at the checkout to get $15 off of your ticket for Cory Chisel and Friends Salute to Tom Petty. We're excited about our next Feed The Body, Feed The Soul event in conjunction with Oshkosh Corporation! Join us May 31st at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh for Cory Chisel and friends as they salute Tom Petty. Please note that the show start time is 7:00pm and doors open at 6:00pm.

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Refuge Update 26: Celebrating 3 Years of Refuge

Apr 27 2018

On April 22, we celebrated the 3 year anniversary of co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s first arrival to our property. The duo worked with the existing non-profit alliance for two years to help stabilize the property and the 501(c)(3). They nicknamed the building “The Refuge” and began to bring...

Refuge Update 26: Celebrating 3 Years of Refuge

Refuge Update 25

Apr 19 2018

GRAMMY Award winner and friend, Rodney Crowell, paid us a visit this week to do some songwriting with co-founder Cory Chisel! Seen below is Cory, guitarist Jedd Hughes, and Rodney writing in our chapel.

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Refuge Update 24

Apr 13 2018

Benjamin Jaffe and Suzanne Santo of Americana group, HoneyHoney, were in our chapel recording last week! HoneyHoney is one of ten bands sponsored through our 2017 Jameson Music partnership with Jameson Irish Whiskey. This partnership helped emerging artists pair with one of the world’s most well-known brands, providing a national...

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Refuge Update 23

Apr 05 2018

Join us, along with Oshkosh Corporation, for another Feed The Body, Feed The Soul event! Cory Chisel and friends will salute Tom Petty at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh on April 14th. Proceeds go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Tickets start at $33 and can be purchased here. We hope to see you there!

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Refuge Update 22

Mar 30 2018

Traveller is coming to Cranky Pat's in Neenah on May 4th to celebrate the release of their debut album Western Movies, which we announced this week with a massive premiere on NPR! You can pre-order the album using the second button below.

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Refuge Update 21

Mar 27 2018

TRAVELLER ‘Western Movies’ // Traveller’s new album ‘Western Movies’ is coming out May 4th through Refuge Foundation for the Arts! You can pre-order the vinyl and CD here. NPR premiered “Hummingbird” with Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, and more!   “Hummingbird” is quintessential Traveller: a humoresque confection with a deep and compassionate heart. -Ann Powers, NPR ‘Songs We...

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Refuge Update 20

Mar 23 2018

Join Refuge Foundation for the Arts on September 21 & 22 in Green Bay’s beautiful On Broadway district for the 2nd annual Homeland Experience presented by our friends at Fox Communities Credit Union. Featuring musicians and visual artists from around the globe, Homeland Experience will showcase everything Green Bay has to offer. The event will be a celebration of art, community, and possibility; and it will be a place to embrace what connects us all.

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Refuge Update 19

Mar 09 2018

Arum Rae Indie soul singer-songwriter Arum Rae was in our chapel recording this week! Rae grew up in Colorado Springs, and later attended Berklee College of Music. After graduating, she released Arum Rae in 2005, and toured under the name White Dress with The Civil Wars, Willie Nelson, and Dan Auerbach. She...

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Refuge Update 18

Mar 02 2018

We want to send a huge thank you to all who attended our performance on Sunday with co-founder Adriel Denae, featuring special guests Robert Ellis and Lilly Winwood. It was a fantastic evening celebrating the release of Adriel’s first single from her forthcoming album. Proceeds from the show went to Refuge Foundation...

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Refuge Update 17

Feb 23 2018

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of co-founder Adriel Denae’s first single & video from her new album produced by Norah Jones, coming out this year through Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Courier Journal and USA Today shared the stunning video filmed and directed by Artists in Residence Oliver Franklin Anderson and Justus Poehls. ...

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Refuge Update 16

Feb 16 2018

Kirk Jackson started his journey as an artist in his childhood drawing in sketchbooks, painting, and writing. As he became older, he began making sculptures, learning metalwork, working on stained glass, and creating custom jewelry while trying to find his perfect medium. In his mid-twenties, Kirk added to his skill...

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Refuge Update 15

Feb 08 2018

Refuge co-founder Adriel Denae will be hitting the road this month for a small tour to support the release of her first single “Build a World” off her forthcoming debut album produced by Norah Jones. She will also be joining Robert Ellis on a string of dates in Texas!

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Refuge Update 14

Feb 02 2018

Ben Geyer is a painter who grew up here in Appleton, taught at Renaissance School of the Arts for a semester, went on a farming sabbatical traveling from farm to farm for 10 years, and then moved back to Wisconsin in April. Ben uses art as an incredible catalyst to have...

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Refuge Update 13

Jan 26 2018

Manchester Orchestra We want to say thank you to all who attended An Evening with Manchester Orchestra Acoustic in our chapel on Sunday. Andy Hull and Rob McDowell performed for an intimate audience delivering an incredibly special evening at the Refuge. You can check out the first four songs here. Photo: Justus Poehls Featuring: Andy...

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Refuge Update 12

Jan 16 2018

Manchester Orchestra Acoustic Performance On Sunday, January 21, join Manchester Orchestra for a special all-ages acoustic performance at The Refuge in Appleton, WI! All tickets are $50 and are General Admission on a first come first served basis, with proceeds benefiting Refuge Foundation for the Arts. Doors will open at 6:00pm, and...

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