Robert Ellis

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 30

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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Refuge Update 27

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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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 25

Apr 19 2018

GRAMMY Award winner and friend, Rodney Crowell, paid us a visit this week to do some songwriting with co-founder Cory Chisel! Seen below is Cory, guitarist Jedd Hughes, and Rodney writing in our chapel.

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Refuge Update 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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Refuge Update 22

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 Update 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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Refuge Update 20

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 Update 18

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 Update 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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Refuge Update 15

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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Refuge Update 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 Update 10: 2017 Recap

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...

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Refuge Update 8

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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Refuge Update 6

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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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...

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Refuge Update 2

Oct 20 2017

J-Council Refuge Artists in Residence // J-Council have been busy: from hopping on a plane to New York City to take part in Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest with our partners at Jameson Music, to launching the video for “We Gotta Move” on Indigenous Peoples Day. “It’s our show of solidarity with all communities out there struggling to...

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