April/May 2020. The Latest Updates – posted weekly
During “Safer-at-Home” a lot of A&E is still virtual. 

Stay tuned. If you can’t congregate, you can still participate.
Attend online rather than in person.

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Please consider donating to help visual and performing venues stay robust and active. And consider giving to the Artists Relief Fund to help support our creatives!

BLUE SAGE PRESENTS
Lives Stream Happy Hour Concert
with Christi Gubser

7 pm, Friday, May 1
Livestreaming on Facebook.

BLUE SAGE PRESENTS
Michael Adcock & Susan Ellinger, Piano 4-Hands – LIVE in concert, with Gala.

7:30-9:30 pm, Saturday, May 2.
Concert Series Gala and Champagne Reception

Paonia’s Blue Sage.Concert Series: 4-Hands + Gala and Champagne Reception. Piano Duets and a Release Party for Susan Ellinger’s latest CD.

Blue Sage Center for the Arts. 226-228 Grand Ave., Paonia.
TICKETS

WEEWHAKEN CREATIVE ARTS 

Classes and Events, Montrose and Ridgway

Weehawken and the Sherbino continue to support artists and the community during the coming weeks, as they await any signs of being able to reopen. [Read how]

610 GALLERY RIDGWAY 

Online Gallery Shop Now Open!

In order to continue to support artists during this time, al pieces offered in the shop and exhibition are now available online. Looking to exhibit and sell your art? 610 Arts is accepting gallery submissions for the reopening. Submit your art today here:

OCPAG YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS 

Deadline May 1. Ouray and surrounding area

The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is pleased to offer scholarships to nurture performing arts skills in young individuals in our community, leading to a lifelong interest in the performing arts – either as a professional performer, or as an avocation while pursuing an unrelated career. Learn More HERE

BLUE SAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Delta County’s North Fork vibrant art scene has lots to offer, virtual now, and in-person art activities when restraints are lifted.

Lots going on. Classes – and CALL  FOR INSTRUCTORS. Echo Art Exhibit. Smithsonian Exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Storyfest. Plein-Air Paint out (September).  [Story here]

GRAND MESA ART AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

GMAEC, Cedaredge, Online Art Classes for whole family

Join Pepper McFadden Foley for the first in a series of art classes for all ages. The whole family can have fun learning together! “My goal is to provide art lessons for students of any age from elementary to adult; utilizing materials that are already in the house.” [Watch video. Details here]

VALLEY SYMPHONY
UPDATES

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valley Symphony Association (VSA) Board of Directors previously announced that the balance of their season 49 concerts at the Montrose Pavilion had been postponed. Heaven and Bluegrass is rescheduled to Oct. 4th. Updated information about season 49 as well as their upcoming 50th season has become available. [More here]

WHEN WE’RE OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN

OPEN BARD LITERARY SERIES-SHERBINO

May 12, a reading from Jennifer Wortman’s new collection of short stories, This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. The collection contains thirteen stories, full-length and flash, that explore love—sexual, platonic, filial, and beyond—in its gritty and beguiling forms. [Read more here]

BLUE SAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Delta County’s North Fork – new literary series

Coming in June. Blue Sage announces its first annual StoryFest. Workshops and performances debut in June. [Story here]

MONTROSE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES WILL OPEN IN JULY

Montrose Summer Music Series is 4 FREE concerts  on the first and third Fridays in July and first Friday in August and September. All shows are at Black Canyon Golf Course, Montrose, CO, rain or shin

[FOLLOW HERE]

ARTIST ON A HARLEY

There’s Something About Moab
By Mike Simpson

Moab. Red rock country. Canyonlands. Love it. Right now, with travel restrictions, I can’t visit it, but I sure can paint it. [Story here]

OF NOTE

By Deb Barr, Music Editor

While there are no live music concerts on the near horizon for the Sherbino (Ridgway), Grand Mesa Arts & Entertainment Center (Cedaredge), or the Blue Sage (Paonia), here’s a singular high note. [Read more]

MAGIC CIRCLE PLAYERS

Live-stream Event Big Success
By Patti Powell

The Magic Circle Players cast of “War of the Worlds” takes a group bow after live streaming the infamous 1938 radio play. More than 1,500 viewers tuned in to either the live performance or the recorded production on Facebook. [Read story]

The Colorado Artist Relief Fund is a collaboration between multiple arts organizations and funders working at state, regional, and local levels. The fund will pool private and public funding to be administered through RedLine. Current partners in this developing initiative include Arts & Venues through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsColorado Creative Industries, and RedLine.

The fund will continue to provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Colorado who are experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Grants will be made on a rolling basis.

Funding will be made available for artists that have ongoing creative endeavors through multiple disciplines including visual, digital, film, music, performing, teaching, etc. This program will prioritize lower-income artists and artists who have no other source of income.

MORE INFORMATION

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Arts Coalition of Delta County, Delta CO
Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Paonia CO
Gallery 610, Ridgway CO
GMAEC. Grand Mesa Arts & Entertainment, Cedaredge CO
Magic Circle Players, Montrose CO.
Montrose Center for the Arts, Montrose CAO
Sherbino Theater, Ridgway CO
Valley Symphony Orchestra, Montrose CO
Weehawken Creative Arts, Montrose, Ouray, Ridgway CO
Wright Opera House, Ouray CO