The Refuge

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Mar 07 2019

In just three weeks we’re celebrating the release of Robert Ellis’s Texas Piano Man! On Wednesday, March 27th The Howard and Refuge Foundation for the Arts present Robert Ellis with special guests Adriel Denae and Ian O’Neil. Purchase your tickets here! Rolling Stone writes that the album has, “a wisecracking edge that allows his...

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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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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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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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Jan 25 2019

Our Little Free Library is staying sheltered from the snow this week! Did you know there are more than 75,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 88 countries around the world? The project started in 2009 in Hudson, Wisconsin and through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged...

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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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Nov 09 2018

We are partnering with On Broadway, Inc. in Green Bay in hopes of receiving the Levitt AMP Grant which could help us create a new Music Series with original, local, and national artists. The series will take place at Leicht Memorial Park, building on the emerging renaissance of the On Broadway district with...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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