Acclaimed ETHEL Cellist Dorothy Lawson to Headline 2021 Artful Lobster

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Pictured: Dorothy Lawson performing as part of 'Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens' series.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announced today that Dorothy Lawson, a Hermitage Fellow, acclaimed cellist and artistic director of the genre-bending string quartet ETHEL, will headline the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s signature fall fundraising event, “The Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!” on November 13 from 11:30am - 2pm at the Hermitage campus on Manasota Key (Sarasota County). A Juilliard-trained cellist and composer, Lawson is a founding member and artistic director of ETHEL, one of America's most adventurous string quartets. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the White Oak Dance Project, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and numerous new music ensembles.

Now in its 13th year, the Artful Lobster raises valuable funds for the Hermitage’s nationally renowned artist residency program, supporting the creative process of artists from around the world in the fields of music, theater, visual art, literature, and more. This popular event takes place outdoors beneath a large tent on the Hermitage’s beachfront campus. Though this year’s Artful Lobster is now sold out, waitlist inquiries can be made by contacting Amy Wallace at (941) 475-2098, Ext. 2. More information can be found at HermitageArtistRetreat.org/ArtfulLobster2021.

Pictured: Dorothy Lawson performing as part of 'Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens' series.

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