Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Following Our Fellows – April 2015

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Alison Hawthorne Deming is among the 175 scientists, artists and scholars from the United States and Canada to receive a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Deming, a professor in the Department of English in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, will use her one-year fellowship to work on a new book of essays. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Friends Column

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Now it’s May and many of you are gone for the summer. Others of you who are year-round residents hopefully will continue your volunteerism as usual. For me it’s a “push-me/pull you time of year with looking forward to another summer in Ontario and at the same time being reluctant to leave the Hermitage at this exciting time in its history. I would love to be here to help with the move to the Palms next door. In case you didn’t know, there may be plans for the Friends to have a room all our own where we can have meetings and work together on projects. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Meet The Board – Debbi Benedict

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Debbi Benedict joined the Hermitage Board in 2010 and will become President on July 1. She has been active in Hermitage events, both as an audience member and as chairperson running the show. You might also know Debbi from the scores of events she attends each year as the social columnist for Scene Magazine and for her popular blog The Civilized Life in Sarasota. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 9th May 2015

Music at Sunset with ETHEL

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Magic happens when we combine the world’s best artists with our beautiful seaside landscape. More than 400 people showed up with picnics and beach chairs for the most popular “Artists on the Beach” event the Hermitage has ever produced. They came to hear contemporary classical string quartet ETHEL. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 23rd March 2015

March Development News

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The Board of Trustees would like to thank and recognize Ina Schnell for sponsoring the Hermitage residency of the contemporary string quartet ETHEL! Acclaimed as “unfailingly vital” (The New York Times), “brilliant,”(The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), ETHEL performs adventurous music by celebrated contemporary composers and its 2014-15 season celebrates the diversity of regional American music. Founded in 1998 and based in New York City, ETHEL is comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Corin Lee (violin), and Dorothy Lawson (cello). Their website is – check it out! READ MORE

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