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Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Hermitage Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season - two $30,000 commissions awarded


Dancer-Choreographer Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris


Visual Artist Sandy Rodriguez

The Hermitage Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season

and 15th Year of the Hermitage Greenfield Prize

with two $30,000 commissions honoring

Visual Artist Sandy Rodriguez and

Dancer-Choreographer Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris


To celebrate the 15-year legacy of this distinguished national honor and the Hermitage’s 20th Anniversary season, the Hermitage Greenfield Prize is being awarded this year in two disciplines – one to acclaimed visual artist Sandy Rodriguez; and for the first time, the HGP is also recognizing the discipline of dance and choreography, with a special prize going to groundbreaking Hip-hop and street-dance artist Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris. Each will receive a commission of $30,000 to create an original work, along with a residency on the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s historic beachfront campus in Manasota Key, Florida.



2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner: Sandy Rodriguez

2023 HGP Finalists: Maura BrewerAzza El Siddique, Joanna Keane Lopez

2023 HGP Jurors: Allison GlennChristine KuanAnne Patterson



2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner: Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris

2023 HGP Finalists: DormeshiaJamar RobertsChristopher Williams

2023 HGP Jurors: Joe MelilloMichael NovakCharmaine Warren

 The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO), in collaboration with the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation, has selected two recipients for the 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, one in the discipline of visual art and one in the field of dance and choreography. Dancer-choreographer Lorenzo ‘Rennie’ Harris and visual artist Sandy Rodriguez will each receive a six-week Hermitage Fellowship and a $30,000 commission to create new work in their respective fields, which will have their first public presentations in Sarasota County in 2025.


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