The Millet House

“Badass Latina Women”

Ten artists slightly cropped

The September 13 Opening Reception was a delight, with over sixty visitors, plenty of food and drink, and great conversations: if you attended, thank you for coming!

We will be posting Open Hours weekly (they vary since we are all volunteers!) Here they are for the week of September 15:

Monday, September 16, 10 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Thursday, September 19, 6 pm – 9 pm

We will also be offering some very special workshops during the exhibit, which continues until October 31. Stay tuned!

Above: nine Badass supporting artists with Vanessa Ortiz, center in black, featured artist. Vanessa chose the theme; supporting artists interpreted the theme in their own fashion. We will be highlighting each one during the course of the exhibit. 

Fall/Winter 2019 Exhibit Season

Announcing The Millet House Fall and Winter season:

“Badass Latina Women”

Featured Artist Vanessa Ortiz

September 13, 2019 – October 31, 2019

The exhibit will feature multiple portraits of Latinas from all eras in time. These are icons that every young Latina has looked up to. The exhibit is from the Artist’s point of view, reminding herself of how much Latinas have overcome in their own lives. The levels of pain and suffering are high yet through it all they have created beautiful artwork. The artist hopes to empower young women and older women, telling them that life can be beautiful if they only embrace themselves and their talent. Visitors will discover ladies they never thought were Latina. An invited show will accompany the featured artist.

 

“Yo’oriwamta Suaapo”

(Protect the Sacred)

Featured Artist Sai’la Gu’oi

November 8, 2019 – November 30, 2019

The exhibit will showcase art that addresses Native American issues: political, environmental, social. The artist is Yaqui/Yoeme and a member of the Bow Leader society. An invited show will accompany the featured artist. 

 

“Mystical Jubilee”

Featured Artist Gilat Ben-Dor

Supported by juried artists and the Millet House Art Collective

December 6, 2019 – January 31, 2020

In this lush exhibit, artist Gilat Ben-Dor combines richly detailed figures and ornament, forming an interplay of fantasy and elegance reminiscent of a holiday dreamland in faraway lands. The focus will be on ethereal festivity geared to all. This open celebration of joyous pageantry allows for a wide range of interpretations by the supporting artists. An invited group of artists will accompany this featured exhibit. 

Circles: Linda “Rainbow” Westlund

rainbowwestlundygddrisilWelcome to 2019 at the Millet House! Have you noticed our Circles event? Opening reception is February 8, Mesa Second Friday, 6-9 pm. The show will continue through March 9. The featured artist, Rainbow Westlund, says it takes her years to finish each painting.

Also happening: We will be hosting Vermin Supreme, America’s longest-running Presidential Candidate, at the Millet House on Thursday, February 14, 7-11 pm. Filmmaker Rod Webber will show the rough cut of his brand-new film, “This is Vermin Supreme”, at our weekly pizza night! Both Vermin and Rod will be present and will answer questions. Vermin is a performance artist and peacemaker who uses humor to defuse tense situations. He also wears a boot on his head.

Rod Vermin Flowers Toothbrush copy

AND our usual schedule is in place:

Tuesday mornings, 10am-noon, Art Journaling with Adrian Black. You don’t have to be an artist. We are using art to identify societal issues and come up with solutions. Coffee, tea available for the asking.

Thursday evenings, 6pm-whenever we are done (usually around 8 or 9pm), Pizza Night! and planning sessions. Come for a piece of pizza and an update on what we are doing.

Sunday afternoon, 4pm-7pm, free painting (literally) – come and paint with our supplies, many of which were donated. Or bring us some! We can especially use more canvases/canvas boards. OR, thirdly, bring your own project of any sort to work on. This weekly event is for artists AND for absolute beginners, so don’t be shy. There’s also a light supper if you get hungry, noodles or salad or some such, vegetarian and gluten free. .

November 27 is #GivingTuesday!

Nonprofits the world over are more needed than ever. Our nonprofit, the Floaters Foundation, works through The Millet House to help marginalized people create a better life. You can show some love by donating any amount! Even $5 will be helpful!

Donate to our Paypal. The Paypal link is here: 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!

More options to support The Millet House here: In the Mood to Do Some Good?

November Open Hours for “Circus”

November Open Hours: The Millet House will be open 10 am-3 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in November EXCEPT Monday Nov 12!

We are also open Thursday evenings for pizza and planning, and Sunday afternoons and evenings for painting! Plus our gift shop is open all of these hours. We have prints, jewelry, original paintings and more.

Scheduled Workshops & Events are as follows:

Tuesday, November 13, “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black. The workshop will feature a discussion of the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for causes of and solutions to poverty and homelessness. Come every week or drop in when you are able to. Sliding scale, but an initial donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee that includes enough materials for a month of journaling.

Thursday, November 15, Pizza Night at The Millet House, 6-9 pm. Come eat with us and discuss plans for art, life and the Millet House.

Sunday, November 18, Afternoon Painting Party. Beginning artists can learn how to express themselves in paint with an eye toward submission to juried shows; experienced artists are equally welcome. We have supplies on hand, or bring your own. 4pm – 7 pm.

Tuesday, November 20, “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black. The workshop will feature a discussion of the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for causes of and solutions to poverty and homelessness. Come every week or drop in when you are able to. Sliding scale, but an initial donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee that includes enough materials for a month.

Sunday, November 25, Afternoon Painting Party. Beginning artists can learn how to express themselves in paint with an eye toward submission to juried shows; experienced artists are equally welcome. We have supplies on hand, or bring your own. 4pm-7pm.

Tuesday, November 27, “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black. The workshop will feature a discussion of the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for causes of and solutions to poverty and homelessness. Come every week or drop in when you are able to. Sliding scale, but an initial donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee that includes enough materials for a month of journaling.

Thursday, November 29, Pizza Night at The Millet House, 6-9 pm. Come eat with us and discuss plans for art, life and the Millet House.

Open Hours for “Contemplation in the Wasteland,” Craig Thornton, Featured Artist

 

Note: Are you looking for the Call for Art: Circus? Check the red menu bar, above!

 

Daytime Hours for October:

The Millet House is currently open 10 am-3 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. As we are volunteer-staffed, additional hours await a volunteer. For a preview of works in the show please check our page A Daily Taste of Art, where you can watch the show catalog as it is built! Also, be sure to read more about the show in our Newsletter.

Other Scheduled Open Hours and Events:

Saturday, October 6: Meet us at the Downtown Mesa Art Festival, where we will have a booth with a children’s art project, 11 am – 2 pm

Sunday, October 7: Afternoon Painting Party. Beginning artists can learn how to express themselves in paint with an eye toward submission to juried shows; experienced artists are equally welcome. We have supplies on hand, or bring your own. 4pm – 7 pm

Tuesday, October 9: 10 am – noon. “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black, currently showing at the Millet House. The workshop will further incorporate the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for solutions to poverty and homelessness. Sliding scale, but a donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee. The materials you receive are enough for about a month’s worth of journaling, and a discounted price will apply after the first meeting . 10 am- noon.

Tuesday, October 9: TamaleTuesday Night at The Millet House, 6-9 pm. Come eat with us and discuss plans for art, life and the Millet House.

Friday, October 12: As part of Mesa Second Friday Night Out, The Millet House will be open 6-9 pm. Come to our party! Art, food and friendly conversation. Meet the Artists, bring your friends.

Sunday, October 14: Afternoon Painting Party. Beginning artists can learn how to express themselves in paint with an eye toward submission to juried shows; experienced artists are equally welcome. We have supplies on hand, or bring your own. 4pm – 7 pm.

Tuesday, October 16: 10 am – noon. “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black, currently showing at the Millet House. The workshop will further incorporate the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for solutions to poverty and homelessness. Sliding scale, but a donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee. The materials you receive are enough for about a month’s worth of journaling, and a discounted price will apply after the first meeting . 10 am- noon.

Tuesday, October 16: TamaleTuesday Night at The Millet House, 6-9 pm. Come eat with us and discuss plans for art, life and the Millet House.

Sunday, October 21: Afternoon Painting Party. Beginning artists can learn how to express themselves in paint with an eye toward submission to juried shows; experienced artists are equally welcome. We have supplies on hand, or bring your own. 4pm – 7 pm.

Tuesday, October 23: 10 am – noon. “Journaling with Artist Trading Cards,” a workshop offered by Adrian Black, currently showing at the Millet House. The workshop will further incorporate the “discourse of homelessness,” in a search for solutions to poverty and homelessness. Sliding scale, but a donation of $10 is requested, along with a $5 materials fee. The materials you receive are enough for about a month’s worth of journaling, and a discounted price will apply after the first meeting . 10 am- noon.

Tuesday, October 23: TamaleTuesday Night at The Millet House, 6-9 pm. Come eat with us and discuss plans for art, life and the Millet House.

Friday, October 26: Closing Reception for “Contemplation in the Wasteland”, 6-9 pm. Come to our party!

Sunday, October 28: No Afternoon Painting Party at The Millet House today, but we are scheduled to make fry bread & demonstrate our art at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Paradise Valley. We have the experts!

Opening Reception for Contemplation in the Wasteland

The Millet House is hosting an Opening Reception on Friday, September 14, 6-10 pm for featured artist Craig Thornton. Craig has chosen the theme of “Contemplation in the Wasteland” which, for him, includes figures of strong character in beautiful but harsh environments. He states that science fiction and a personal mythology have influenced this work.

Craig will be supported by juried artists and by the Millet House Art Collective:

Margarete Beeson-Giancomazzo

Gilat Ben-Dor

Adrian Black

Jaime Glasser

Kevin Gordon

Sai’la Guo’i

Leslie Kay

Tara Kosciukiewicz

Amanda Shepherd

Heather Smith-Gearns

Mary Stokrocki

Mary Thomas

Jason Youngdale

The supporting artists have contributed their interpretations of the theme, ranging from a quilt in honor of migrant children who have died crossing the desert, to a shawled figure surrounded by symbols of Native American culture, to a collage representing the “junk food wasteland”..

The Millet House is located at 440 W 1s Street, Mesa AZ 85201. Refreshments will be served, and you will be able to meet many of the artists.

Other Open Hours for the show are yet to be arranged but will include Mesa Second Friday evening on October 13 and a Closing Reception on October 26. For further Open Hours as they are announced see our website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (details below).

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