Refuge Arts

Refuge Journal 56

Feb 28 2019

Refuge Foundation for the Arts was proud to host nationally acclaimed, Nashville based photographer and editor, Caroline Allison, for an exclusive community lecture in our Chapel on Wednesday, February 27th during Ms. Allison’s stay in Wisconsin. Her lecture discussed the importance of landscape in photography, her twenty-five year journey as a...

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Refuge Journal 55

Feb 20 2019

Refuge Foundation for the Arts is excited to host Nashville based photographer, Caroline Allison, for an exclusive community lecture in our Chapel on Wednesday February 27th starting at 7pm during Ms. Allison’s stay in Wisconsin. Ms. Allison is developing a body of work that will be exhibited in September 2019 and...

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Refuge Journal 54

Feb 12 2019

Last year we hosted Night of Noise, a celebration of over 150 queer youth embracing their identity in a safe, supportive environment. The evening included a youth speak up/out promoting messages of love and acceptance along with performances by DJ Afrekete, Lex Allen, and Taj Raiden. Diverse and Resilient‘s campaign name...

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Feb 02 2019

Tonight! We have an event at Subterranean in Chicago with a rising star showcase of hip-hop and R&B headliners including one of our own, Just Jacob.   The night will be filled with music, food and drink specials, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts!...

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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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Refuge Journal 49

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 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...

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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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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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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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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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Jun 01 2018

The band Traveller; featuring Robert Ellis, Jonny Fritz, and co-founder Cory Chisel; stopped for a WFUV radio session on their tour earlier this month. You can listen to the session here.

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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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May 18 2018

    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. Proceeds from the event go toward Feed The Body, Feed The Soul as well as Refuge Foundation for...

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May 04 2018

Traveller’s Western Movies is out today! Happy Release Day, Traveller! All pre-orders have shipped out and we’re excited to finally get this album, recorded at the Refuge, into your hands. If you want to pick up a physical copy on vinyl or CD, click here or get them at one of the release...

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