"The most amazing, life-altering, eye-opening, practice-evolving, friendliest
and generous of gifts"
- Margaret Stewart, Photographer

Every symphony you hear, every play you see, every dance you experience every painting and sculpture you see, and every book you read, begins its life with a person in a room with an idea and a passion. The Hermitage provides the room for accomplished creators in a spectacular, inspiring environment. Our artists bring their brilliant ideas. Together, with nature, we feed the passion, and we share it all with our community. This is the work of the Hermitage.

"Resistance" A Reading, Followed by a Conversation
Sunday, December 17, 2017
West Coast Black Theatre Troupe
1646 10th Way, Sarasota FL 34236

Actress, Director, Playwright and Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor will recall the storms in her life, followed by questions and answers lead by members of the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe.
Cost is FREE
Seating is limited.
For reservations contact WBTT Box Office: 941-366-1505

Artist Talk and Open Studios
Friday, January 5, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hermitage Artist Retreat

Last year while in residence at the Hermitage, Daniel Nord used a heat gun to capture the outline of sculptures he created of sand on our beach. Back in California he built them into kinetic sculptures which were exhibited in the Torrance Art Museum. His polycarbonate castings of his own damaged body compose much of his mixed-media sculpture 'Sleeper'. Within the castings are LEDs that throb like a bloodstream or imply x-rayed bones and Frankensteinian internal organs. You can learn more about Daniel on his website www.danielnord.com

California artist Fran Siegel who presented her work last year while in residence will give us an update. You can learn more about Fran on her website www.fransiegel.com. As a multi-disciplinary artist Juana Valdes’ work traces, recollects, and records her own personal experience of migration. Her artwork is informed by her Afro-Cuban ethnicity and the experience of growing up in America. You can learn more about Juana on her website www.juanamvaldes.com


We are proud to share our talented people with those in the region through our community programs. Check our calendar and blog for up-to-date information on Hermitage news and events. Interested in volunteering? Our Friends of the Hermitage organization offers many excellent opportunities.