Please attend the public opening of Marva Harris’s multimedia exhibition tonight, Thursday, March 4, 5:30-7 pm. This will be a virtual event on the Millet House Zoom!
With a background in theater and storytelling (and in mentoring young aspiring drama students), Marva has created a spoken word piece that she will release during the Zoom. The spoken word piece ties together and is illustrated by the paintings exhibited on the Millet House site, and by midnight tomorrow the text will be displayed with the appropriate images – but text is just text, so if you want to meet and hear her in person, please login between 5:30 and seven pm:
Meeting ID: 897 0279 6671
Artist Marva Harris debuts her exhibition “I Know Why” at The Millet House on February 27, when Art Detour begins. This is one of the most important art events in the Phoenix area; and this year, the 33rd, the celebration will continue for 33 days, from February 27 to March 31.
Much about the event this year will be virtual, as will The Millet House’s entry. We have learned a great deal about the uses of technology in art this year, though, and Marva has some surprises for us!
And a very special Heads Up : On Friday Feb 26 we will host a “VIP Opening” and Sneak Preview for Marva Harris, whose “I Know Why” paintings will be shown beginning February 27 as part of Black History Month. On March 4, Marva will premiere a video performance with a spoken piece that ties the art together.
Fridays in February: Zoom Open House. Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7 pm to talk about art.
Login info will be posted here on Fridays.
Also: Zoom Panel Discussion took place Saturday Jan 23 at 4 pm Arizona/Mtn Time! The culminating event for “IMAGINE: What Keeps Us From Unity?” is a panel discussion of the themes and topics covered in the art for this exhibition. All six artists will participate, and the amazing Ebone “Muse” Johnson will moderate. All are invited who wish to learn. After uploading to YouTube, it will be posted on this page – because it’s well worth your time to watch.
This exhibition has been released over the past week and has featured one new artist each day. Each participating artist created a video about their work and contributed at least three pieces to the exhibition:
This was an amazing discussion. With gratitude to each of the artists: Jared Aubel – Andrea Rogers – Nik Ridley – Skye Rockett – Therosia Reynolds – and Tiesha Harrison. Special thanks go to Therosia Reynolds and Tiesha Harrison, co-curators.
Tiesha Harrison is co-organizer of our current show, “Imagine: What Keeps Us From Unity”, as well as a participating artist. Watch the video on her FaceBook page http://facebook.com/artisttieshaharrison and follow the links to see her available art and prints from the exhibit.
You can also view the video here: https://themillethouse.com/imagine-what-keeps-us-from-unity and then follow the link to view her amazing contributions to the project.
It’s an incredible video. You will be so glad that you experienced it. This is another work of art in itself. And then be sure to check out Tiesha’s FaceBook page! http://facebook.com/artisttieshaharrison
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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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!