Making wisdom matter
Bringing forth the lived experiences and sacred stories of our elders.
At SageArts we believe in the power of story and the arts to bring people together. We start with the creative process, pairing writers, singer/songwriters, and film-makers with elders in our community to create inspired works of performed art that reflect the richness of each elder’s life and character, and we finish the process with a final performance and celebration, inviting the community to take part in a transformative experience to remember.
Carlo Travaglia, 90
Renowned sculptor, painter, architect, and renovator.
Songs of Our Elders Concert, June, 2015
In Carlo’s Words:
When I first met Dave, the singer/songwriter, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Neither of us had done this before. But we trusted Colette, and we trusted the process. We spent Wednesdays at the kitchen table talking, sharing the stories of our lives. It didn’t take long to find the focus of my story and song. Though my life is marked by so many fortunate experiences, I had a lot of unresolved issues with my father and a lot of anguish about my childhood. Telling my story was nothing short of cathartic. In fact, it was so inspiring, I’m now writing a memoir.
Lois Linet, 74
Artist and educator.
Woodstock Elders Concert, 2016