Journal

Refuge Journal 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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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 Journal 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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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 Journal 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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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 Journal 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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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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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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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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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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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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Refuge Journal 11

Jan 04 2018

Happy 2018 We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and start to the new year. We will be updating you shortly with some big announcements we have coming for the new year, including two album release announcements! For now, we hope you can come by The Draw for an event one...

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Refuge Journal 10: 2017 Recap

Jan 02 2018

See you in the light of 2018. Happy New Year, and thank you for your continued support of Refuge Foundation for the Arts.   Video: Justus Poehls, Oliver Franklin Anderson Singers: Adriel Denae, Erin Rae, Coco Reilly, The Dove & The Wolf Sound: Samuel James Farrell Song: “Rare Feeling” written by Twain Refuge Arts Logo: Chad Ó...

Refuge Journal 10: 2017 Recap

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Dec 22 2017

Two albums released by Refuge Foundation for the Arts are now available for purchase on vinyl! Co-founders Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae’s album Tell Me True, and friends Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman’s album Dear John can be found at Exclusive Company in Appleton, WI. Mother Christmas Remember our friend J.S. Ondara who filmed...

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Dec 15 2017

Upcoming Events Co-founder Adriel Denae is playing at the Refuge Lounge TONIGHT! She will be sharing her beautiful voice and a new album she’s been working on that is being produced by Norah Jones. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, and the show starts at 7:00 pm – see...

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Dec 08 2017

We are excited to announce that our second album release from Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman titled Dear John has been released today! The album is a tribute to GRAMMY award winning artist John Hartford. Best known for his solo performances where he would alternate between guitar, banjo, and fiddle while he tap danced and clogged on...

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Nov 22 2017

Past/Future Events: Tom Petty Tribute On Friday co-founder Cory Chisel hosted a Tom Petty tribute at the Refuge Lounge. Thank you to all those who were in attendance! We reached capacity over an hour before the event started, so we apologize to those of you who didn’t make it in. But YOU GOT LUCKY dear friends,...

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