The Hermitage Artist Retreat: Start Your Weekend with Art and Poetry

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What: Art Followed by Poetry on the Beach at Sunset 

When: 7 pm, Friday, June 24

Where: The Palm House, 6630 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL and the Beach at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Cost: Free. Bring your beach chairs. 

Don’t miss the chance to see new work and video and hear a talk this Friday. Drop off your beach chairs then head to the Palm House for the 7 pm program.
The acclaimed work of Syrian-born and Brooklyn-based artist and Greenfield Prize Finalist Diana Al-Hadid has been shown in exhibits all over the Country and the world. Al-Hadid has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Sculpture Magazine, Interview and many other publications. The L.A. Times called her work “beautiful and technically marvelous.”

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia was born in Mexico and lives in CA. He says his work “hinges on the tension between convention and innovation,” … the art I make incorporates myriad materials and techniques that often reference my own childhood in Mexico, including beads, embroidery, weaving, paper, and carpentry.” The L.A. Times said Segovia’s work “invites visitors into a world where nothing sits still — least of all, your imagination.”

Then at 8 pm it’s off to the beach for a reading and book signing by New Orleans-based writer, Sheryl St. Germain. The author of two collections of poetry, memoirs and a recent anthology, “Words Without Walls:  Writers on Addiction, Violence and Incarceration,” St. Germain directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University.

“Sheryl St. Germain’s poetry is filled with sensual delight, with the enjoyment of good food, good company, and good music. While she travels the world, St. Germain returns again and again to her native New Orleans, to the bonds of family and the forces of nature that break through and spill over human walls and barriers.”  Mary Swander

Reservations are required. Hermitage programs are sponsored by Gerri Aaron, 2015‐16 Program Sponsor, and in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes) and The Woman’s Exchange. Lock ‘N Key is our Artist Food Sponsor. 


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