Check out the “new and improved” 109-year-old Hermitage House, look at scrapbooks and meet our staff, artists and volunteers. At 7:30 let the words of writers Sandra Beasley and Alexis Orgera usher in your weekend as they read from their work on the beach before sunset. Please make a reservation as weather could move the reading to the Palm House.
Drop your chairs off on the beach and stroll our campus and visit three studios from our STAR (State Teacher/Artist Residency) artists, all public school teachers. From 6:30 to 7:10, Erin Bess will have art, photography and video on display in the study in the Hermitage House. Jeff Byers will talk about his work in the 3D Studio which features finished and unfinished pottery and Elizabeth Vitale will will display her abstract paintings, mixed media and stitching. Most of the campus will be open for self-guided tours. At 7:15, the program moves to the beach where Joy Hawkins, will read historical fiction based on her family, and poems written during her residency. Adalbert Yanes will accompany her on the keyboard and will then play additional compositions and talk about his music, followed by the sunset.