No sooner is one Greenfield Prize awarded than the process to select the next one begins. The next prize, to be awarded at the Greenfield Prize Award Dinner on March 27th, 2011, will be a commission for a new play. The special jury to make that selection has been constituted, and the first meeting will be held in the fall. READ MORE
I made a visit to the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado while on vacation in July. Anderson Ranch is a sister artist community located on 4.5 beautiful acres just outside of Aspen that focus almost exclusively on the visual arts. Unlike the Hermitage, Anderson Ranch offers a myriad of classes in everything from painting to sculpture to ceramics (with more than 10 kilns of all sizes) to new media, and wood. In addition, they provide about 38 residencies per year for some of the worldâ€™s most accomplished artists. It is just a great place to work.
Congratulations to Hermitage playwright Elaine Romero whose play, Wetback was selected by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre for inclusion in â€œVoices At The River,â€ a new play development program for African American and Latino playwrights. The reading was held on July 16th at the theatre in Little Rock.
Itâ€™s been a restful summer so far, which has given us (your staff of three) the chance to replenish our batteries while we prepare for a very busy season. At the same time, weâ€™ve been working with Sarasota County as they prepare to help us make some major repairs on the Hermitage House. READ MORE
The Hermitage Artist Retreat has debuted its brand new website design. Funded with a generous grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, the new site, including this blog, is chock-full of new information, pictures, and conveniences for artists, donors, fans, and supporters alike. READ MORE