Refuge Journal 63

May 07 2019

Upcoming Events - September 6-7th

Hopeland Festival

Hopeland Festival is a two day celebration of music, performance, and visual arts within the Broadway District of Green Bay, WI. Featuring a diverse, nationally acclaimed roster of outstanding artists, Hopeland will return for its third consecutive year to highlight Green Bay’s unique artistic renaissance for young and old to enjoy. Come raise a glass, hold a hand, and join our community’s voice in song. We’re so excited to bring this back; come join us on September 6th and 7th!

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Upcoming Events - May 17th

Art on the Town with Emerging Artists Fox Valley

On May 17th, Emerging Artists Fox Valley will be resident artists of Mud & Prints for Downtown Appleton’s Art on the Town! Art on the Town takes place in downtown Appleton every third Friday of the month, with May 17th’s theme being Celebrate Student Artists. The Emerging Artists Fox Valley will be showing some of their work as well as working on a mural to be auctioned off at their art show at The Draw on June 14th. Come out and celebrate Appleton’s arts downtown to explore and enjoy rhythm and music, performing arts, visual arts, and more!

Refuge Arts is proud to begin partnership with Emerging Artists Fox Valley. The group began at a 2015 gallery show in Kaukauna where River & Bay magazine was interviewing Appleton photographer and printer, Mark Ferrell. The interviewer shared that she was working with a student in danger of not graduating, so Ferrell suggested she bring the student to the gallery. The student brought two friends who were also artists to show Ferrell their work, continued to return to him for guidance, and later installed an Emerging Artists display in the show. Creator of The Draw John Adams later gave Ferrell a key to The Draw so that he could continue to work with the group from January 2017 until they graduated high school in June.

Shortly after the group dissolved, the Director of Fine Arts for the Appleton Area School District asked Farrell if a student could get involved in his summer program. He didn’t have an established program at the time, so he decided to put one together. He then met Oshkosh-based artist Leif Larson who was already tutoring young kids in art, brought him on board, and Emerging Artists Fox Valley took off. The group continues to meet weekly at The Draw for an hour or two to provide guidance to students while growing their craft.

Mud & Prints
311 E College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

Emerging Artists Fox Valley at The Draw
Photo: Mark Ferrell

Upcoming Events - May 23rd

The Tennessee Queens Tour: LOLO & Garrison Starr

Our friend LOLO is coming back to play at Mill Creek on May 23rd with Garrison Starr! LOLO is a show-stopping singer from Jackson, Tennessee who has, “so much music flowing through [her] that it fills two people” (Associated Press). She has also proven herself a venerable songwriter, from penning hits for Panic! At The Disco’s recent #1 blockbuster album to writing a New York Times raved about off-Broadway musical, Songbird.

Garrison Starr is a singer, songwriter, and record producer based in Los Angeles. Starr has released 15 albums as a solo artist and is known for her vibrant and impassioned live performances. She regularly collaborates with various artists on projects and has found great success writing for TV and film. In 2016, Starr collaborated with long time friend, Margaret Cho, and produced “American Myth.” Starr also co-wrote, played guitar, and sang on the record. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Comedy category. Join us for The Tennessee Queens Tour and purchase your ticket here!