Sage Kinsey is a Texas Panhandle native. She grew up in Darrouzett, Texas, but after moving several times, spent most of her high school and undergraduate years as an Okie. Sage graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in education from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2017. She decided to continue her education and went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree, emphasizing in painting, from West Texas A&M University. A short time after graduating in December of 2019, Sage accepted a job offer to work at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum as the Education Assistant and Outreach Worker. Sage, along with the Museum Educator, travel to schools in the Texas Panhandle to teach short lessons about art, or to show off artifacts from the museum. She also helps organize group tours at the museum, and education themed events the museum hosts.
During her time as a graduate student at WT, Sage visited PPHM several times for art history projects or reference material for drawings and paintings. But her very first visit to PPHM was as a 5th grader, and she still can remember the experience, mostly because of the buffalo skinning and cleaning video. When asked about her favorite part about working at PPHM, Sage said, “Being able to take the arts to schools who don’t have an art program. I attended several small schools where art classes were not an option, and I would’ve loved to participate in an opportunity like this as a student”.
In her free time, Sage enjoys being outside doing activities such as RZR riding, archery and photography, (she has a large film camera collection). But when she’s indoors, she loves watching true crime shows, refurbishing old furniture, and of course, painting and drawing.
Contact Sage at (806) 651-2258 or via email.