Historically it’s always been the artists who interpret ourselves to ourselves, who can channel events of the day into art and who can make times of societal upheaval comprehensible. We have at least two such upheaval events going on right now, the pandemic and the responses to racism and the torture and death of George Lloyd. If you are an artist who has been expressing your experiences through art over the past months, please know that the rest of the world needs you now. Please add to the historic record. We invite you to place at least one such work in our upcoming show, “art while apART” at The Millet House. Application is due June 10 and show is June 15-26. You are not required to attend the show but we do need people to greet attendees, who will be making reservations to see the show. There will be an online version of the show and if you are self isolating you are welcome to apply to the online show only. Send an email to email@example.com to apply!
Exciting news: we are planning an experimental social distancing show. Here’s the plan. If you are an artist who created art in the last few months, you are invited to show at least one piece with us during late June. As there will be an accompanying online show, you can also submit a photo for the online show only. Interested? send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10 with title, photo of the work, size and price. We will respond with a brief application for you to (virtually) sign and return by email. Let’s celebrate the work we have done, and share it with the world. Show will be up June 15-26. Online sales here have been going well through our gift shop, so maybe we can keep the momentum going!
New #art for #mothersday available at The Millet House #mothersday #sale! We will pack, wrap and send it for you #snailmail – or if you are local, you can choose Porch Pickup from the Millet House porch.
We’ll be adding more special Mothers Day art daily in our Etsy Gift Shop at http://etsy.com/shop/themillethouse
This piece is “Joy” 5×6 inches, an original signed collage mixed media by Downtown Mesa artist Jaime Glasser, $42 (+ $10 wrap-and-ship if you choose that option), with the commission going to support The Millet House nonprofit community gathering space and gallery in #downtownmesaarizona . Whether you will be spending time with Mother or not, this is a lovely way to make her (or any other mother person) happy on a special day.
More art to follow! Check out the Gift Shop! http://etsy.com/shop/themillethouse
(Also! Have you checked out the Art of the Day tab, in the menu above? Most of the pandemic-era art [posted in March and April 2020] is also on sale. Ask us for prices.)
Note: it’s OK to donate if you don’t live in Arizona!
Yes, it’s Arizona Gives Day, through the Network for Good, and The Millet House has a donation page through our 501(c)3, the Floaters Foundation: https://www.azgives.org/FloatersFoundation
We can use all the help we can get! Nonprofits in general are scrambling to pay bills and figure out how to do their work, as you can imagine. And so are we. Every little bit helps, and that’s the truth!
If you’ve come here to donate, here is the link! Donate !
Nonprofits, like everyone else, are having a hard time right now, though the needs they serve haven’t gone away. You can help us and our Art Collective by clicking our Paypal link: Donate ! The money goes directly into the Millet House bank account. If you do donate, please add a note so that we can properly thank you. For other ways to donate, check out the “In the Mood to Do Some Good?”
Update! The Millet House has canceled all in-person gatherings and get togethers, for now. We are working on some cool virtual workshops though, including an interactive poetry writing workshop to be presented by artist Jacob Bush. This is scheduled for 11 am on April 4. Also: if you need a listening ear or just want to hang out virtually, you are welcome to call or text. And if there’s anything the Millet House has that you need, just say so – it will be on the porch when you come by. We have some very special kid books, art supplies, etc. All have been set aside and not touched for 3 days, and will be moved with gloves, so you can know they are safe! “Flattening the curve” since last Friday!
A good idea: if you feel comfortable doing so, choose a few favorite nonprofits and send each one even a bit. It will be appreciated. Then, share the idea!
We have news! Our Fall and Winter shows have been selected, with a great slate of featured artists. More details shortly.
We had so many great applications that we’ve already chosen two of the 2021 shows! So, if you are interested, please go to the Art Calls tab and download the application. We’d love to see your work.
What’s happening at The Millet House this week?
It’s a big week! This week is your last chance to see our current exhibit, Mystical Jubilee, with Gilat Ben-Dor, featured artist, and a group of talented supporting artists!
Also, as always: we make art, and you are invited to come make art with us!
Open this week:
10-3pm on Wednesday, Jan 29
6-9 pm Friday, Jan 31 for the show’s Closing Reception, and
4-8 pm Sunday Feb 2 for Paint and Pizza!
Also by appointment (call/text/email)