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New Blue Sage Website Launch

The Blue Sage is happy to announce its new website!

A few notes on the changes.

Calendar

The new Events Calendar is easier to browse and lists everything happening at the Blue Sage. You can view it as a full-calendar layout, or in a list form.

Searching

You can also Search for events. Click the options button to narrow your search by date or category.

Signing up & Tickets

You can now sign up for memberships, volunteer, join the mailing list or create a ticketing account all on one handy sign-up form.

The ticketing process has changed slightly. Once you have signed up on the handy sign-up from, you will be able to log in and reserve tickets for any event that has a big “book tickets” button.

Events with reserved seating still use Brown Paper tickets.

Organization & Contact

Information related to the organization and facilities are in the drop-down menu titled: About the Blue Sage.

The contact information and hours are at the bottom of each page.  There is a quick contact link there as well.

Have a look Around

Please have a look around and let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your user experience.

Site Design by Aaron Jerad

Website Design & Consulting
Aaron Jerad Designs

Ridgway Artist Ed Werner to Present Solo Show

Pretty in Pink 2

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia will present an exhibit of artwork by Ridgway artist, Ed Werner.  The exhibit will feature Werner’s “Pretty in Pink” series, which in one interpretation comments on what content is acceptable in modern media and what is unacceptable.  In addition to Werner’s previously exhibited “Pretty in Pink” series, the artist will also debut new work.    The exhibit opens on Friday, April 4 with a reception with the artist from 6:00-8:00p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  Visitors to the exhibit are also invited to a reception at The Eccentric Artist Gallery from 4:00-6:00p.m. on April 4, located at 217 Grand Ave., in Paonia.  The Blue Sage Gallery is located at 226 Grand Ave. in Paonia and can be reached over the phone at (970) 527-7243 or on the web at www.bluesage.org.

“Whenever we invite Ed to present in our Gallery, we are never sure what will show up,” said Blue Sage Executive Director, Annette Pretorius, “but we are always sure that it will impeccably executed with multiple layers of meaning and exacting humor.”  Ed Werner is a serious artist who has a Bachelor’s Degree in painting and sculpture and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.  He has been an artist and crafts person in Western Colorado for 33 years, and for many years before moving to Western Colorado.  He has enjoyed numerous artist fellowships, has shown in New York City, Baltimore Maryland, Washington D.C., Denver, New Orleans, and Boston.  He currently lives in Ridgway, Colorado, where he has a studio.

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia, CO providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community.  Founded in 1996 the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.

Beethoven to Headline Concert in Paonia

Photograph by Celia Roberts

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia will present a concert of works for piano, violin and cello with the Blue Sage Trio on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 7:30p.m. as part of the its 2013-14 Classical Music Series.  The concert will feature Beethoven’s celebrated Archduke Trio and introduce American composer Philip Glass’ Sonata for Violin and Piano. Robert Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano will round out the program.  The Trio, which has collaborated together for the last two seasons of the Blue Sage’s classical concert series, are Susan Ellinger, pianist, Julie Fox Henson, violinist and Alan Henson, cellist.  The series is programmed by Artistic Director, Susan Ellinger.  Ticket prices range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased at the Blue Sage Gallery, located at 226 Grand Ave. in Paonia, over the phone at (970) 527-7243 or on the web at www.bluesage.org.  All seating is reserved.

Beethoven, looking back on his life’s work, considered the Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97, commonly known as the Archduke Trio, to be among his very finest creations. Blue Sage Executive Director, Annette Pretorius, says, “I am particularly excited for this concert because of the opportunity to introduce fans of Beethoven’s Archduke Trio to a piece they probably haven’t heard before, Philip Glass’ Sonata for Violin and Piano.  Both of these pieces have really rich and captivating melodies, and I think fans of Beethoven that haven’t heard Glass’ work will be surprised to discover a piece by a modern and minimalist composer that is easy to relate to.”  Glass’ Sonata for Violin and Piano was commissioned by architect Martin Murray in 2008 to commemorate the 70th birthday of his wife.

The Blue Sage is proud to collaborate with the Grand Junction Symphony on its inaugural chamber music series at Two Rivers Winery & Chateau.  This concert will also be performed on Friday, March 21st as part of the Grand Junction Symphony’s Chateau Chamber Concert Series.

The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia, CO providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community.  Founded in 1996 the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.