J.S. Ondara

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

Refuge Update 9

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...

Refuge Update 9

Refuge Update 5

Nov 09 2017

Refuge photographer Justus Poehls has been working to creatively document the momentary passings and prolonged residencies of the talented artists that find respite within the walls of the Refuge. Justus has been experimenting with various digital and analog processes to chronicle this unique endeavor. His current photographic undertaking involves tintypes – a photograph...

Refuge Update 5

Refuge Update 4

Nov 02 2017

Holiday Mischief Our Holiday Mischief show takes place on December 14th with Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, the Appleton Boychoir, and other special guests welcoming the holiday season. We are offering a Sustainability Package that will include priority seating & early admission, a Holiday Toast with Cory & Adriel, a limited edition signed poster, and more! All...

Refuge Update 4