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Refuge Journal 42

Sep 21 2018

Hopeland Festival 2018 created by John Behrens with partners at Fox Communities Credit Union You can listen to our Hopeland playlist on Spotify! This playlist showcases our diverse lineup of musicians, so take a listen and hear the variety of talent that will be there! Our goal with Hopeland Festival is to celebrate...

Refuge Journal 42

Refuge Journal 41

Sep 14 2018

Hopeland Festival 2018 created by John Behrens with partners at Fox Communities Credit Union We now have a Hopeland playlist on Spotify! This playlist showcases our diverse lineup of musicians, so take a listen and hear the variety of talent that will be there! Our goal with Hopeland Festival is to celebrate our...

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Refuge Journal 40

Sep 07 2018

Hopeland Festival 2018 created by John Behrens with partners at Fox Communities Credit Union Refuge Arts is proud to partner with Fox Communities Credit Union, Wisconsin Public Radio, and 4th HOOAH for Hopeland Festival, coming up in just two weeks! 4th HOOAH Wisconsin is a regional chapter of the national parent HOOAH Inc. 4th...

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Sep 01 2018

We live in a time of change; of passionate opinions, protest, and reform. Words, sounds and images have the power to cause people to consider themselves and their world in a new way, and there’s a lot to consider right now. Public art experiences can push us to notice, appreciate...

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Aug 24 2018

Refuge Foundation for the Arts is honored to be a supporting partner of the new single from these four legends: KAMI and Smoko Ono featuring Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp. Keep clicking play, and stay tuned for further collaborations with this very crew. You can listen on Spotify here. We live in a time of change;...

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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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Jul 20 2018

On Monday, members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region joined co-founder Cory Chisel and Mayor Tim Hanna in our chapel to host a live-streamed collaborative songwriting session. The goal of the gathering was to engage the community of Appleton as a whole to contribute to and create “Our Song”, a community anthem that aims to...

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Jul 13 2018

Upcoming Events: Hopeland Festival Refuge Foundation for the Arts announced the official renaming of Homeland Experience to Hopeland Festival.The time is right to make strong statements of inclusion. We want to turn our focus from one of homeland to one of hopeland, prompting the need for change in the name of...

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Jul 05 2018

One year ago today, co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s first song “Songbird” off their album Tell Me True premiered exclusively at Rolling Stone Country. It was described as, “a gorgeous folk ode to the magic of shaping melodies – and memories – together.” You can read the full article here. Upcoming...

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Refuge Journal 33

Jun 29 2018

Upcoming Events: Hopeland Festival Today, Refuge Foundation for the Arts announces the official renaming of Homeland Experience to Hopeland Festival. The time is right to make strong statements of inclusion. We want to turn our focus from one of homeland to one of hopeland, prompting the need for change in the name...

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Jun 15 2018

“As defined by Webster, the word refuge means ‘a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or trouble.’ That is exactly what has been created here.” – Tara Pohlkotte

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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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Jun 01 2018

The band Traveller; featuring Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz, and co-founder Cory Chisel; stopped for a WFUV radio session on their tour earlier this month. You can listen to the session here.

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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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May 18 2018

    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. Proceeds from the event go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for...

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May 04 2018

Traveller’s Western Movies is out today! Happy Release Day, Traveller! All pre-orders have shipped out and we’re excited to finally get this album, recorded at the Refuge, into your hands. If you want to pick up a physical copy on vinyl or CD, click here or get them at one of the release...

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Refuge Journal 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 Journal 26: Celebrating 3 Years of Refuge

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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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