Journal

Refuge Journal 51

Jan 18 2019

This past week, we had our friends Liz Cooper & The Stampede here to write and record! The band (above) was passing through before playing in Indianapolis on Wednesday. You can listen to Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s Audiotree session below or catch them on tour in Neenah, Milwaukee, or Madison,...

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Jan 08 2019

Thank you to all who joined us for An Evening of Holiday Mischief on December 21! It was an unforgettable night with our community and friends who traveled to perform and raise support for our work. Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae were joined by Stelth Ulvang of the Lumineers, Dorota Ulvang, LOLO, Shannon Shaw...

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Dec 14 2018

  Co-Founder Cory Chisel is going to get you into the holiday spirit with a playlist filled with some of his favorite holiday tunes! You can take a listen here. Refuge Arts is hosting a Holiday sale from now until December 21st! You can get 25% off all items in our webstore and free shipping...

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Refuge Journal 48: Giving Tuesday

Nov 27 2018

Giving Tuesday is a growing international movement to create a charitable day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. If you choose to participate in Giving Tuesday, we hope you’ll consider our story and effort. We are dedicated to radically transforming communities through the engagement of the Arts. RFA is a...

Refuge Journal 48: Giving Tuesday

Refuge Journal 47

Nov 09 2018

We are partnering with On Broadway, Inc. in Green Bay in hopes of receiving the Levitt AMP Grant which could help us create a new Music Series with original, local, and national artists. The series will take place at Leicht Memorial Park, building on the emerging renaissance of the On Broadway district with...

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Nov 02 2018

Artist in Residence DJ Ross Grizzly came to us in August from Miami, Florida where he was DJing small local gigs as a post-college graduate to make some money. He then became the official DJ for the Jameson Whiskey Love Thy Neighborhood Tour in support of Keep America Beautiful. Since...

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Refuge Journal 45

Oct 19 2018

The Head and the Heart were here last week recording and finishing songs for their new album, which they began in Joshua Tree, California and decided to move the project to us. The band started in 2009, branched off into different cities in 2014, and told us that when they...

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Oct 05 2018

Thank you to all those who came out to join us at Hopeland Festival last weekend in Green Bay’s On Broadway District! Refuge Arts partnered with Fox Communities Credit Union, Wisconsin Public Radio, and 4th HOOAH for the event that brought visual and musical art together to highlight the value of public art...

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Sep 28 2018

Photos: Graham Images Photos: Windy Brick Photography Thank you to all those who came out to join us at Hopeland Festival last weekend in Green Bay’s On Broadway District! Refuge Arts partnered with Fox Communities Credit Union, Wisconsin Public Radio, and 4th HOOAH for the event that brought visual and musical art together to highlight...

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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...

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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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Refuge Journal 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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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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