Adriel Denae

Refuge Update 46

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...

Refuge Update 46

Refuge Update 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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Refuge Update 44

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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Refuge Update 43

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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Refuge Update 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...

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Refuge Update 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 Update 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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Refuge Update 39

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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Refuge Update 38

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 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 36

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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Refuge Update 35

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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Refuge Update 34

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 Update 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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Refuge Update 32

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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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