SARASOTA, FL — The Hermitage Artists’ Retreat will bring together nationally and internationally renowned visual artists and performers at the Sarasota Museum of Art, beginning with “Citizen Arts: Music, Theater and Dance” on July 22.
This inaugural event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Klein Plaza and will offer an interdisciplinary discussion on art in public space. The conversation will feature Brazilian-born composer Marcos Balter, theater maker Sam Max and dance teacher Amanda Cantrell Roche, according to a press release from the arts organization.
Future programs with the Sarasota Art Museum will be announced at a later date. See below for full program details and artist biographies.
As part of their residency, nationally acclaimed artists are invited to the Hermitage’s beachfront campus in Englewood and offer free community programs to arts audiences in Sarasota County and the greater Gulf Coast region. .
As the retreat continues its expansion of programs and events, this new partnership with the Sarasota Museum of Contemporary Art provides another centrally located outdoor venue to showcase some of the artists who are discovering the Sarasota area through their fellowships. the Hermitage, the organization said.
The Hermitage will also continue to present free community programs with the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Art Center and other leading arts, cultural and educational institutions throughout the region.
Over the past two seasons, the Hermitage has increased its programming offerings and showcased world-class artists at dozens of venues throughout the region with over 100 live, outdoor community programs.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Sarasota Art Museum as we introduce new work in progress by nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists and performers to members of our community,” said Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of Hermitage. . “We have other initiatives underway with SAM, and we look forward to sharing more information about these in the months ahead.”
Virginia Shearer, Executive Director of the Sarasota Art Museum, added, “The Hermitage brings some truly extraordinary talent to Sarasota, and we look forward to welcoming these brilliant artists to programs at the Sarasota Art Museum. Our two organizations share a global perspective as we aspire to introduce our community to the greatest contemporary artists from around the world.”