View our exhibit in the Regional Unity Artwalk via the menu bar above or via this link: Imagine: What Keeps Us From Unity
The virtual Unity Artwalk is the response of seven local cities to the pandemic situation, which has meant that many MLK events had to be cancelled. We are pleased and proud to be able to participate along with many other fine artists and institutions. Our project is entitled “Imagine: What Keeps Us From Unity” and is co-curated by Tiesha Harrison and Therosia Reynolds, two of the participating artists.
Each of six artists – Jared Aubel, Andrea Rogers, Nik Ridley, Skye Rockett, Therosia Reynolds and Tiesha Harrison – has created new works in keeping with the theme. Beginning on January 17, we will release a video each day by one of the artists, and will post the video and that artist’s contributions in a virtual exhibition on our website.
We are releasing videos on the Millet House platform on the following days: January 17 – Jared Aubel; January 18th – Andrea Rogers; January 19th – Nik Ridley; January 20th – Skye Rockett; January 21st – Therosia Reynolds; January 22nd – Tiesha Harrison
On Saturday, January 23rd we plan a 4 pm Zoom Call Panel Discussion with the artists and hope you will attend. Login details will be announced here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a reminder and login info.
The City of Tempe is coordinating the project via a map that shows each city’s contributions.
You can view the map here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/06a7d7600b1747f7a80d7bc248d7c89c (click “Mesa” at the top of the page!)
Additional information found here: www.mesaaz.gov/unitywalk
Here for our weekly Zoom Open House, Friday Jan 22, 5:30pm-7pm? Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85232889249?pwd=UzFqaStJM3V0cC9OTk53c1VvekdHdz09
5:30-7 pm on Fridays we hold the Millet House (Zoom) Open House. Let’s get together again and talk about art.
Login info for Friday, January 15, 2021:
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Meeting ID: 852 3288 9249
The big news is that we are participating in the Unity Art Walk this month. Our exhibit, “Imagine”, is being led by Tiesha Harrison and Therosia Reynolds and we are SO EXCITED.
Learn more about the Unity Art Walk: https://www.mesaaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/7358/16
The main focus of the Millet House exhibit will take place on January 18-23, with each of six participating artists releasing a video on subsequent days about work created for this exhibit, and culminating in a Zoom panel discussion on the 23rd. In addition to Tiesha and Therosia, Jared Aubel, Nik Ridley, Andrea Rogers and Skye Day Rockett will participate. We’ll have a special web page where the videos and the art will be posted after each artist presents. More details to come..
AND: Because our exhibit is very high profile and we will be (and already are) getting are visitors to our website, we will want to make sure that it’s easy for visitors to find ALL of our artists. To this end, we will be adding individual artist pages to another tab. If you wish to participate, email email@example.com as soon as possible (we will run out of time after the 18th, when all energy needs to go to making sure the Imagine project goes smoothly.) If you already have an individual page on the Millet House website, your page will be part of this.
–> Want to know more? Zoom with us! Fridays, 5:30-7 pm. Login will be posted here.
It’s almost time for the Unity Art Walk, and the Millet House is participating with “Imagine,” led and directed by artists Tiesha Harrison and Therosia Reynolds, who will show their own work along with works by Jared Aubel, Nik Ridley, Andrea Rogers and Skye Rockett Day. For more information visit the City of Mesa website:
From the City of Mesa Unity Art Walk website:
“Each January, residents from the cities and towns of Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Guadalupe gather at Tempe Town Lake to celebrate diversity and culture during the annual Regional Unity Walk. While it’s still not safe to gather in large groups, the need for unity is greater than ever.
“In honor of the 18th year of the Regional Unity event, these Valley cities are coming together to host a “Unity ArtWalk: A Visual Journey of Diversity, Culture and Equity.” Each city has compiled a list of signature art pieces, including murals, photos, performances and sculptures for the community to experience. The majority of the featured art is accessible without going indoors, so it’s a safe activity to enjoy as a family outing, date night or even to escape your neighborhood to explore a nearby city.”
In other news, our Millet House Gift Shop is open! Check it out! We’ve made a beginning – lots more to add, so check back later to see more.
And we will recommence our Friday Open House Zooms on January 8, 2021, 5:30-7 pm AZ/Mountain time:
Every Friday, we invite you to join us on Zoom to talk about art. And if you *are* an artist, we invite you to show and discuss your art! We are all ears! And eyes! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to schedule a time to present your art! Time is 5:30-7 pm AZ time, which in winter is the same as Mountain time. (AZ does not do Daily Savings Time. We have sufficient sun, believe me. So in summer we are the same as Pacific time.)
Looking for Celebrate, the third and last online exhibit of 2020? Click on the link in the red menu bar, above, and you will be taken to the show.
An Opening Reception via Zoom was held on Friday, December 4, but our Friday Zooms continue and you are invited! Each Friday from 5:30-7 pm the Millet House holds a Zoom Open House. Join us for anywhere from five minutes to an hour and a half. Enjoy the new art and meet the artists! You will have to provide your pizza and soda for this virtual Open House, but we can still Celebrate together as we emerge from the darkness of 2020 and prepare for hopefully happy days to come.
Check back here on Friday for login information!
New Art Call, for our winter/holiday event, “Celebrate.” Check the ART CALLS tab, in the menu above, for more info.
Here for the Silver Linings show? Click on the Silver Linings — Main Page tab, in the menu above, to get started.
Interested in our weekly Zoom Open House? Return here each Friday for login information. Login at any time from 5:30 to 7 pm AZ/Central time on Friday for as long as you wish. Come talk art with us and meet artists!
Are you here for the show? Check the menu bar above and click on “Silver Linings Main Page.” The show runs until November 15, after which it will be archived.
Interested in our weekly Friday Zoom Open House? Come talk with artists, hear about their work, help plan the future! Drop in any time between 5:30 pm and 7 pm AZ/Pacific time. (We do this weekly and you are invited!) Info posted weekly, on Fridays. Let’s talk about the next show, which will be our holiday event and will include a Gift Shop. Please join us! Come back to the website on Friday to find the login information!
It’s Friday! The Millet House is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 897 3860 8279
Lovely post from our Instagram friend hecho_en_mesa:
Take a moment if you are shopping and please consider selecting “Floaters Foundation” (dba The Millet House) as your charity of choice. Amazon Marketplace makes a donation on your behalf.
Log in to http://smile.Amazon.com using your current username and pw, under (Account Settings > Manage or Change Your Charity > search for “Floaters Foundation” (dba The Millet House) and select and support #Downtownmesa’s nonprofit artists collective and gallery as your charity. We know they’d appreciate the love and support! Feel free to Share this post and support our friends at @themillethouse.
Prime Days, October 13-14! If you are going to order, please consider going to http://smile.Amazon.com and selecting Floaters Foundation dba The Millet House as the nonprofit you support. Floaters is our tiny nonprofit, founded when our group’s main activity was to acquire and give older computers to people who were homeless or had been homeless, and then find mentors to teach them. The historic Millet House is the name on the National Registry of the house where we often met.
We morphed into a professional gallery and art collective because 1) the people we worked with were interested in art and 2) it became clear that the only way to actually integrate people on the bottom into society, their stated goal, was to become entirely inclusive. As a professional gallery we serve artists from all walks of life, all appreciating and learning from one another.
One more thing: as a co-founder back in the day I had witnessed the power of consensus, of giving everyone a voice and listening to them. Together we created an organization that actually worked. I felt called back from retirement to do this one more time, with art this time, for art knows no boundaries and does not discriminate among people. With a new, professional Board this year, we are now well on our way to becoming sustainable. Many thanks to our supporters! We love you!
Please do drop in, relax, and show our artists some love! The good people at The Millet House have put together a show intended to remind you of Silver Linings in this time and to make you think (and, if there is no silver lining as yet, to demonstrate their sympathy.)
Enjoy the Silver Linings any time, with the link in the menu above!