NORTH FORK ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Blue Sage Center for the Arts

[San Juan Silver Stage | May 2020 ]  

Blue Sage Art Gallery
Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., hosts a gallery exhibit featuring artists Tammie Lane, Ashley Lieber, and Ryan Strand. Opening reception TBD.

6×6 Square Blue Sage Fundraiser seeking artists
Please help us weather the pandemic with your original art. To participate in the “6×6 Square” Exhibition and Sale please call 527-7243 or email director@bluesage.org to make arrangements to pick a panel.

Storyfest Opening Keynote LIVESTREAM with Craig Childs June 26
Join the Blue Sage and Keynote Speaker Craig Childs for the opening presentation on the Zoom platform for StoryFest Literary Symposium. Register at bluesage.org. 7 pm, Friday, June 26th.  [Read more here]

Storyfest Writing Symposium June 27
Join the Blue Sage Center for the Arts for a full day of writing workshops and presentations, now in a virtual format through Zoom. Stories matter more than ever in these challenging times, and this year’s first annual StoryFest from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 27 will provide inspiration and instruction for writers and lovers of literature. 2020’s premier event leads into the Smithsonian exhibit ‘Crossroads: Changes in Rural America’ coming to Paonia in January 2021, a ‘Museum on Main Street’ exhibition traveling to 30 states.

 

Blue Sage Storyfest

Storyfest June 26 & 27, Livestream
On June 26 and 27 award-winning authors Craig Childs and Amy Irvine share tales and inspire StoryFest participants to mold their own narratives. On Friday the 26th Childs presents the keynote address opening the literary symposium, now in a virtual format in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The two join forces to offer a 3-hour Zoom workshop on Saturday June 27 titled Maelstrom and Epiphany, an opportunity for writers of all stripes to learn from two masters of the craft.

Irvine and Childs, who have taught together for more than a decade, will reveal how to take the emotional and structural chaos of narrative and turn it into an elegant, readable form. This will be a crash course workshop in story writing, fiction or nonfiction, boiling down writing to its core elements, from the nature of your story to the rhythm of its sentences and paragraphs. Be prepared to write!

This year’s premier event will lead into the Smithsonian exhibit ‘Crossroads: Changes in Rural America’ coming to Paonia in January 2021, a ‘Museum on Main Street’ exhibition traveling to 30 states. This first year we’ll be focusing on who we are and how we came to this special place, as well as the things we do to survive and flourish.  Click here for times, presenters, events, and more information. Pre-registration required. EARLY Registration until May 22 @$60,; then the full day runs $75. Visit bluesage.org/storyfest