Rosendale, NY—On Sunday, July 17, 2016, more than 180 people joined over 25 musicians and volunteers to fill the Woodstock Music Lab for a highly spirited concert celebrating in song the lives of Woodstock Elders.Learn More
The stories of our Elders are precious jewels,
refined by the trials and tribulations of life.
They are the nourishment that will hold us together and connect us to the value of life.
Welcome to SageArts
We are deeply grateful to everyone who donated to our CauseVox crowdfunding campaign!
Over 160 donors contributed $9,594. Your generosity will make possible our Carrying the Torch concert and intergenerational arts project, and ensures that our work with elders will continue.
Everyone at SageArts thanks you for your support!
Elders are too often devalued and marginalized in our society. Our mission is to bring them into the forefront of our communities and give them a voice in a creative, artistic way. We do this by pairing elders with local artists who listen to their stories and collaborate with them on an original song that defines and distills their life experiences. The songs are then performed at concerts, enabling elders and the wider community to share in an intergenerational celebration of moving art, which is nourishing for the whole community. SageArts inspires and invigorates our elders, who are no longer viewed through the lens of their physical limitations and needs, reminding the community of the incredible value they have.
"In all the years I have been attending performances and gatherings of people, I have never experienced the spontaneous joy of shared feelings, the participation in song and dance by all age groups, and the loving acceptance of each other, as happened at the SageArts concert in Stone Ridge."
- Rosalind Mae Stark (Elder)
Our Latest Project—“Carrying the Torch”
Join Us on Oct. 21—We Need Your Support!
After two successful concerts celebrating local elders in 2016, SageArts is launching a new project called Carrying the Torch: Songs of Remarkable Women. We will be celebrating women in our community—women who have devoted their lives to empowering women, who have been advocating for women’s rights, and who have been blazing new trails for women. It’s the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, brought about by those brave suffragettes who fought for equal rights for all women. Our new project is especially important at a time when women’s rights are threatened.
Carrying the Torch will consist of both a concert and an intergenerational visual arts project where young women will engage in an exploration with women elders about their experiences, concerns, and dreams. The project consist of a series of workshops and will culminate in a set design for the Carrying the Torch concert, which will take place at Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz, October 21, 2017, at 6:30. The concert is sponsored by the Music Department.
In order to produce this project, we need your help and support!
On Sunday, April 24, 2016, 325 people joined 40 more musicians, choir members, and volunteers for a concert celebrating in song the lives of elder farmers.Learn More
We have initiated a project with the residents of the Governor Clinton House, a subsidized senior housing complex in Kingston…Learn More