The 2021 weekly series from the Manasota Beach Club where Jacobina is an artist in residence, the following experts are presenting zoom lectures about  history, ecology and art. The meetings are free but you have to register to receive the invite link. The series begins March 1 at 12 noon through 1 pm and runs through March 29.

Monday March 1 2021, 12 pm- 1pm “The Making of a Mural”, Jacobina Trump, 

Monday March 8 2021, 12 pm- 1pm “Two Campuses, One Mission – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens adopts Historic Spanish Point” , John McCarthy, Director, Spanish Point and Jennifer Rominecki, President, Selby Gardens;

Monday March 15 2021, 12 pm- 1pm “Scrub Jays and other animals as Indicators of Manasota Key Ecology,” Jon Thaxton, Sarasota County Commissioner and Gulf Coast Community Foundation,

Monday March 22 2021, 12 pm- 1pm “The Urban Forest”, Greg Vine and Jacobina Trump

Monday March 29 2021, 12 pm- 1pm “Local Residents, Local Reflections: History of the Key,” Buffy Crampton, Nan Winans, Nelda Thompson, and more;

To register for the above free meetings go to:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For further details contact Jacobina Trump 786 457 1606.

Listed below are five of the most popular topics Jacobina has researched and can speak in a unique way to capture the audience’s attention. These topics would be perfect for your organization’s next meeting or speaker series. Contact her for more information 786 457 1606 or jacobinat@gmail.com 

  • Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history.
  • How Money Works. Rembrandt came from poverty and died in poverty – even though his paintings are now worth $250 million and more. At the height of his career, he was wealthy and celebrated. Why is it that so many talented and successful people are not able to build lasting wealth for themselves?
  • The Split Brain. Native Americans had to be alert to the sights and sounds of their environment to survive. So do we today but for a different reason. Not because of physical dangers but because of the dangers of “nervous disorders” that come from confused thinking. Failure to live creatively and spontaneously is one of the biggest problems of our time.
  • Sailing. The art of sailing is the ultimate moving with nature without any loss of resources. Somewhere in our evolution, we made a turn in which we concentrated on fossil fuels instead of wind, current, and other natural resources. Can we turn back the clock?
  • The Dutch. Living in a small country the Dutch had to be creative in finding their way in life. For centuries they have gained land from the sea instead of going to war. To this day they remain universally acclaimed for their marine engineering. With the rising sea level, they are preparing for yet another challenge.