Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th September 2016

Ellen Dore Watson on “The Hermitage Gift”

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We provide a special place where

artists can strive for success, and through their successes, our lives can also be

transformed. The Hermitage Gift for artists like poet Ellen Dore Watson – more than 80 last year alone – is only possible

because friends like you make it possible!


Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st July 2016

Do You Remember Our Very First STARs? We Sure Do!


So just how does the STAR program make a difference in these artist/teachers lives? I went back to our first STARs, a wonderful group of teaching artists, several of whom I am happy to call my friends, who came to the Hermitage in 2011, not knowing what to expect from this surprise gift of time and space. I had been here three years and never saw a group of artists bond so tightly. Looking back, they provide insight as to what is so special about the STAR program and how five years later, how much their time here mattered. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 25th March 2016

Dear Friends of the Hermitage

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If you missed the March 16th meeting of the Friends, this message may be for you. After serving as the Coordinator of the Friends of the Hermitage for the past several years, I am stepping aside to make room for someone else to fill the position. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st February 2016

Bringing the Hermitage to You

John Arnold, Margaret Riley and Pat Riley get ready to greet the crowd at the Lemon Bay History Fest "Cracker Fair" on Feb. 13

I recently had the delightful opportunity to speak to a local group, The Lemon Bay Garden Club. Several of the members of this group are also Friends of the Hermitage and every year swoop in like Santa’s elves to decorate the Hermitage House for the holidays. It was a pleasure to return the favor and share the Hermitage with those members who might not be as well acquainted with us. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 21st February 2016

Watch Your Mailbox: The Greenfield Prize Dinner is Almost Here

Invitations will be in the mail soon for this year’s Greenfield Prize Dinner, planned for Saturday, April 2 at Michael’s On East! Join us as we celebrate the Greenfield Prize mission “to
bring into the world works of art that will have a significant impact on the broad as well as the artistic culture of our society” with the presentation of the 2016 Prize in Visual Art to Coco Fusco, presently the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. READ MORE

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