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Beach program tonight, weather permitting

After the first summer beach program in June was canceled due to an impending thunderstorm, the Hermitage Artist Retreat takes another crack at it tonight… Read more »

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State cuts arts and culture funding 47 percent in new budget

Cutbacks follow a year of record funding for arts and culture organizations… Read more »

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Summer beach events at the Hermitage

Summer beach programs highlighting the work of the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s resident artists on Manasota Key are planned for two Fridays in June. June 12,… Read more »

Emily Mann leads Hermitage artist advisory committee

Mann is the Tony-winning artistic director of the McCarter Theatre at Princeton University…. Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: Nilo Cruz tests out a new play at Asolo Rep

Greenfield Prize winner finishes his new, commissioned play a year early… Read more »

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Greenfield Prize Weekend: It's all about collaboration

Next weekend’s Greenfield Prize celebration will bring together past winners of the $30,000 commission for three days of conversations, exhibits, performances and a gala dinner… Read more »

Creativity on display in FST and Hermitage program

Artist Felix de la Concha paints a portrait of storyteller Jon Spelman in about an hour…. Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: FST founder Jon Spelman has some stories to share

Spelman is working on new stories during residency at Hermitage Artist Retreat… Read more »

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2015 Greenfield Prize goes to percussionist Bobby Previte

Percussionist, composer and bandleader Bobby Previte is the winner of the 2015 Greenfield Prize. He will use the $30,000 prize and a residency at the… Read more »

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Writer in residence at the Hermitage gives presentation

Writer and poet Christopher Merritt, in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, will read from a sampling of his work at at 7 p.m. Jan…. Read more »

Hermitage Retreat receives $10,000 NEA grant

Grant is for a program involving environmental artists… Read more »

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Author explores animals and the human imagination

The cover of Alison Hawthorne Deming’s new collection of essays, “Zoologies,” calls for close inspection. Against a mustard-yellow background, a brick-colored silhouette of a human… Read more »

Hermitage presents reading of developing new musical

“Descent” is a musical about a female pilot who contemplates her life after she crashes on a remote island in the 1930s.
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Nilo Cruz talks of discovering characters in accepting 2014 Greenfield Prize.

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis praises writers in her awards dinner keynote address…. Read more »

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Olympia Dukakis shares love for the arts in Greenfield Prize talk

Oscar-winning actress is the keynote speaker in a weekend honoring playwright Nilo Cruz…. Read more »