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INTRODUCING – UNSCRIPTED: ARTS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and Van Wezel Foundation Partner on Innovative New Arts Experience: UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out SARASOTA, June 30, 2020 – The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Van Wezel Foundation will debut an innovative new art experience this summer called UNSCRIPTED: Arts from the Inside Out.

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Donor Spotlight: Meet Edwin Schloss

“The performing arts have the ability to teach the viewer empathy by exploring the many facets of the human condition.” What do Kiss Me Kate, Sweet Charity, Grey Gardens and La Cage aux Folles have in common? They are a sample of the musicals co-produced by Edwin Schloss, a Tony

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Sending Some Musical Love to our Friends

The performing arts play an invaluable part in our lives. They add light, inspiration, and make us feel joy. So much has changed. But we have each other, and together, we will get through this. So what do we do during these uncertain times? We read books. We watch TV.

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: MEET ED & SUSAN MAIER

Meet Ed and Susan Maier! Ed and Susan Maier became Friends of the Van Wezel Foundation when they moved to the Gulf Coast nine years ago and have supported the arts in our community ever since. Both Ed and Susan have a love for Broadway musicals – Phantom of the

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CELEBRATING THE MOMS IN OUR LIVES

Moms are special. They sing to us, nurture us and empower us to be our best. Just in time for Mother’s Day, you can use the arts to create a unique gift for that special someone in your life by clicking here and making a homemade gift or card. Don’t

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THE ARTS INSPIRES US – AN INTERVIEW WITH CHERYL MENDELSON

Inspiring People to Hang On An interview with Van Wezel Foundation CEO, Cheryl Mendelson. By Sylvia Whitman, SCENE Magazine. April 30, 2020 Isolated at home and forced to pause, Americans are thinking, evaluating, and prioritizing, Mendelson says. They see musicians stepping onto porches and playing their violins, singers performing in

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You Could be the ONE

During the 2020 Giving Challenge from noon – noon April 28 – 29, you could be the one to help us fulfill our mission and create even more indelible learning experiences for children. The arts bring communities together. Now more than ever, it’s important for donors to invest in the

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