The Art of Wellness: Joy, Healing, Peace

Yes! The Millet House is opening its doors to a new season, in a time when many people carry with them anxiety and sorrow. It’s time to celebrate! but first, let us heal.

Final night for this show by artist Brenton Rhodes is Friday, September 16, 5-8 pm.

View selected works from the show here: The Art of Wellness. All works in this online exhibit can be purchased. All are framed.

https://artbysubtraction.company.site/

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Bio:

I’m from Texas, lived in NYC, and Boston growing up. My first encounter with fine art was in Manhattan, after that I started taking classes. I did school in Utah and Arizona and I have been painting for 10 years. The majority of my work is acrylic or mixed media on paper.

My work is purely autobiographical. It’s about myself and my surroundings. Color is the foundation of my work.

 The Art of Wellness – I believe art can heal, I believe images can enlighten the mind, colors can change a mood. Just like medicine we can consume it.

Current Project: Fundraising for Accessibility

We are raising funds to make the Millet House fully accessible to people with a disability. Every little bit helps!

If you donate this week, July 25-August 2, we have a matching grant of up to $1500 from an anonymous and generous donor. Yes! Your donation will be matched! (Note that Floaters Foundation is the name of our little 501(c)3 nonprofit here at the Millet House.)

You can read all about it AND donate on our page with the Gannett Foundation/USA Today/Arizona Republic: click on the images with the roses, below.

>> Autism Appreciation 2022! a wondrous spectrum of magic and possibilities

 

 

Many many thanks to Killian “Peach Cinnamon” and to Kara Brightwings Williams, co-curators of our Autism show this year, for their creativity and hard work.

Envisioned as a pop-up show and open to all artists, “Autism Appreciation 2022! a wondrous spectrum of magic and possibilities” debuted in April and will be available at least until mid-July 2022. Artists can join
in at any time until mid-July. All are invited.

Watch Peach sing of the magic, then scroll down to view the art – some of which has already been sold:

Autism Appreciation 2022! a wondrous spectrum of magic and possibilities”

Sunflower Solidarity

The Millet House is creating an online Sunflower Solidarity Show to demonstrate our support for the Ukraine. Paintings, drawings, photographs, digital artwork–we want it all. The more you share, the more worldwide the show will be. Let’s see if we can include work from over 100 countries.

If you’d like to participate, send a good photo of your work to themillethouse@gmail.com. Please include size and medium, and let us know if you are interested in listing your work for sale. A portion of any sales will go to Ukraine humanitarian assistance.

Now, head over to the Sunflowers!

Sunflower art by Millet House artist Jaime Glasser
“The Power of Love”
Digital painting print on wood
16”x24”

News! The Millet House has “Soul Food and Superheroes” shirts for you!

As announced on the April 8 Soul Food and Superheroes Cosplay and Community Night, the Millet House is honored to be the ONLY place you can find Therosia’s “The Greatist” shirts at a deeply discounted rate – and for a limited time only!

Therosia explains: “The suffix substitution from “est” (best) to “ist” (one who studies or trains to be) invites us all into the process of becoming a greatist. It is a testament to how, if we train and put our minds to it, we can all be great.

View the virtual exhibit and order your t-shirt here:

Next Soul Food and Superheroes Event: April 6, 6-7:30 pm, with Project Humanities

Sign up here for the free virtual event on April 6! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-food-and-superheroes-tickets

April 6, 6-7:30 pm: Project Humanities offers a free virtual event NEXT WEEK, on Wednesday, April 6th. Join in for a conversation inspired by artist Therosia Reynolds, “Soul Food & Superheroes.” This conversation reframes the representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in comics and superhero pop culture. In conversation with Sakena Young-Scaggs, Therosia Reynods, Mako Ward, Ebone Muse Johnson. #africanamerican #womenpower

Looking for the Virtual exhibit for Soul Food and Superheroes? Right here:

https://themillethouse.com/therosia-reynolds-soul-food-and-super-heroes/

Sunflower Solidarity

The Millet House is creating an online Sunflower Solidarity Show to demonstrate our support for the Ukraine. Paintings, drawings, photographs, digital artwork–we want it all. The more you share, the more worldwide the show will be. Let’s see if we can include work from over 100 countries.

If you’d like to participate, send a good photo of your work to themillethouse@gmail.com. Please include size and medium, and let us know if you are interested in listing your work for sale. A portion of any sales will go to Ukraine humanitarian assistance.

Now, head over to the Sunflowers!

Sunflower art by Millet House artist Jaime Glasser
“The Power of Love”
Digital painting print on wood
16”x24”

Marva Ayoka Harris Feb 12 & 13 2022: “Dreamy Night”

THIS weekend! Feb 12-13 Marva Ayoka Harris will present a FREE two-day exhibit in honor of Black History Month Feb 12-13 in @DowntownMesa at @ArtspaceMesa! Attendance is limited. Sign up at Eventbrite.com. #LocalArtists #BlackHistoryMonth

Martin Luther King Day Jan 17 2022

Check it out! We are featured on the Regional Unity Walk website.

Scroll to choose Mesa:

https://regional-unity-walk-tempegov.hub.arcgis.com/
https://regional-unity-walk-tempegov.hub.arcgis.com/#Mesa


“Making All Things New: Unity and Diversity” features a collaborative art project that YOU can participate in. Artist Andrea Rogers and volunteers have created hundreds of beautifully glazed mosaic tiles on the theme of “Unity and Diversity.” On January 17 we will cover two stone benches with tiles. You are invited to help select and place the tiles!

Opens at 10am and includes a performance by artist and poet Marva Harris.

In the Mood to Do Some Good?

In the mood to do some good? Make a donation to the Millet House. Here’s the link: 

Donate to the Millet House 

The money goes directly into the Millet House bank account. If you do donate, please drop us a note so that we can properly thank you. Note: our nonprofit 501(c)3 is called the Floaters Foundation, in reference to an original membership consisting of people who had lived experience of homelessness.

You are also invited to join our subscription-based Patreon, the fundraising site used by professional artists and other creators, at http://patreon.com/themillethouse. Our best deal: for $18/month, you will receive a postcard-sized print in the mail of an original work of art, one for each month! Our hope is to have 150 subscribers by the end of the year. Could happen!

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