Category: State of the Arts

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 7th September 2013

After 10 Days of Hard Work at the Hermitage, Suddenly, the Play Wrote Itself!

In February 2011, the directors of the theater production company Phantom Limb, Jessica Grindstaff and husband Erik Sanko, came to the Hermitage exhausted after their successful run of 69° South at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Their work has been described as a series of dynamic tableaux vivants, narrative installations in motion that meld theatrical performance, puppetry, photography and film with unconventional original music. 69° South was a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition. READ MORE

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 8th March 2011

Poems written at the Hermitage will be read at Bookstore 1

Hermitage Fellow Robert Cording will read poems written at, and some inspired by the Hermitage Artist Retreat along with poems from his new book “Walking with Ruskin” at Bookstore 1 on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00pm. (1359 Main Street, Sarasota) READ MORE

Posted by Patricia Caswell on 17th January 2011

Remembering Romulus

Young artists literally sat at his feet here at the Hermitage. READ MORE

Posted by brodgers on 3rd September 2010

Literary Oasis in the Heartland

I spent a few days in America’s heartland recently and returned home thoroughly impressed. Two people serving on the Hermitage National Artist Advisory Committee live in Iowa City. Another two Hermitage Fellows live in Iowa City. And the Carver Center is one of the premier research clinics for macular degeneration (which I do not yet [...]

Posted by brodgers on 28th August 2010

NPR Marketplace on Commissioning Art

Last night National Public Radio’s Marketplace broadcast an interesting segment about members of the general public commissioning works of art. This is exactly what we do annually through the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. READ MORE

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