Category: Artist Community



Posted by Patricia Caswell on 31st August 2013

Thoughts On Writing with Award Winning Irish Playwright Ronan Noone

At the first meal of his residency, playwright Ronan Noone shared a parking lot epiphany. He was enraged by someone in the theater business who was forcing the business side of art to intrude on the making of art. He recalls the very spot in a parking lot where he realized it was more important to be a craft person than to be known. And he chose his craft over the attention associated with being a playwright. He recognized some selfishness is needed to be an artist – that you must sacrifice something, but not craft. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 7th August 2013

STARs Just Want to Have Fun

Five teachers walked into a bar… Actually these five teachers, the current crop of Hermitage/Florida Alliance for Arts Education STARs, have walked into a bar, a bowling alley, a pizza place, another bar and a spin class. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 26th July 2013

Artists Reunite at the Hermitage

As you can imagine with dozens of artists invited to the Hermitage every year and dozens more from previous years coming back for Part II or III (or sometimes IV) of their residency, there are as many artists-in-residence combinations as shells on our beach. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 3rd July 2013

The Hermitage Goes To New York

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is organizing a special trip to New York City, November 6-10 to experience the extraordinary work of our fellows. READ MORE

Posted by Sharyn Lonsdale on 14th June 2013

First the Storm then the Shells

Tropical Storm Andrea hit Manasota Key last week, and as named storms go, she was noisy and a bit persistent, but aside from tearing a screen and relocating a couple of deck chairs, Andrea mainly served as nature’s entertainment for our artists in residence. READ MORE

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