Hermitage Artists & Thinkers: South Asian Artists in America

“Hermitage Artists & Thinkers: South Asian Artists in America,” with 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize winner in Theater Deepa Purohit, Hermitage Fellow and Musician Kavita Shah, and Hermitage Fellow and Playwright Nandita Shenoy Saturday, April 13, 6:30pm: Central to 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner Deepa Purohit’s commission are the lives of South Asian women. To uplift and contextualize those stories and in honor of the Hermitage’s mission to serve artists across multiple disciplines, several Hermitage Fellows are coming together for a panel conversation highlighting the impact of representation and the rich diversity of lived experience coming from that particular part of the world. Singer, composer, and educator Kavita Shah has been praised by NPR for her “amazing dexterity with musical languages,” and her unique talents have taken her to concert halls and communities around the world. Playwright and actor Nandita Shenoy’s work has been seen across the United States, and her work on the steering committee for the Asian-American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) was honored with a 2020 Obie Award for their advocacy in the field of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Join these three remarkable women to hear about their artistic practices as innovative South Asian artists making bold and original work in the United States. Moderated by Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg. Presented in partnership with the Greenfield Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org ($5/person registration fee). Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

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6660 Manasota Key Road
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