Events include a world premiere reading of a new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and 2018 Greenfield Prize winner Martyna Majok, and a talk with the winner of the 2020 Greenfield Prize, visual artist Jennifer Packer.
(Sarasota County) The Hermitage Artist Retreat, in collaboration with the Greenfield Foundation, presents the Hermitage Greenfield Prize Weekend, April 18-19. Each year in April, the Hermitage Artist Retreat hosts the Greenfield Prize Weekend to celebrate the award of a new Greenfield Prize winner, to premiere the winner’s commission from two years prior, and to present programs and panels that share these artists’ journeys, creative processes, and bodies of work with local audiences. The prize offers a $30,000 commission that rotates annually among theater, music, and visual art. This year’s celebration includes a world premiere reading of Babushka, a bold and original new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and winner of the 2018 Greenfield Prize, Martyna Majok (Saturday, April 18, 4 p.m., at the Asolo Repertory Theatre). The weekend also features “Artist Talk: The Work and Influences of Jennifer Packer” with celebrated painter and the winner of this year’s Greenfield Prize, Jennifer Packer (Sunday, April 19, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Sarasota Art Museum). The weekend concludes with the twelfth annual Greenfield Prize Award Dinner, Sunday, April 19, 6-9 p.m., at Michael’s On East. For details about these events and information on how to reserve seats, visit www.HermitageArtistRetreat.org.