Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st January 2015

Following our Fellows

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Congratulations to Hermitage Fellow and recipient of the 2009 Greenfield Prize in music, Eve Beglarian. Earlier this month, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a nonprofit arts organization founded by John Cage and Jasper Johns, awarded Eve the third annual Robert Rauschenberg Award, which includes an unrestricted cash prize of $35,000. The two previous awardees were choreographer Trisha Brown and the late composer Elodie Lauten. Eve, along with Ruthie Stephens and a creative team from New York, was here this past November working on the new musical piece “Descent,”" presented in workshop at Circus Sarasota. Composer and Hermitage fellow Phil Kline is also part of the “Descent” creative team. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st January 2015

Travels with our Friends

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I was sorry to miss December at the Hermitage, especially the beach event that had so many people in attendance. Thanks to all of you who helped out in so many ways while I was away. READ MORE

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 21st January 2015

Sixteen Geniuses in January

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During January, sixteen creative geniuses from twelve states and a province continuously awakened us from our conventional ideas. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st December 2014

News From The Friends

The Friends of the Hermitage met on Dec. 18 at the Hermitage. It was not only an opportunity to catch up with each other, but also to enjoy a holiday lunch featuring homemade latkes, salads and desserts. But the biggest treat was hearing award-winning author Tony Eprile read from his upcoming memoir and then answer questions about his career and stay at the Hermitage. The Friends in attendance also got to visit visual artist Anthony Hawley’s studio. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 21st December 2014

George Pappas

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George Pappas of Sarasota is one of the longest serving members on the Hermitage Board. But long before he became involved with the Hermitage, he had made art his career having earned a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and an Ed.D in Art Education from Penn State. He made arts education his career and in 1993 he retired as Professor and Chair Emeritus from the art department of USF Tampa. He and his wife Sarah moved to the Sarasota area in 1997 after she was named president of Manatee Community College in Bradenton. READ MORE

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