President Bush visits Sarasota for lecture series

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Former President George W. Bush is on the Suncoast Tuesday, in town for a speaking engagement.

The nation's 43rd president is speaking twice at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall as part of the Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series. Both events are sold out.

While at the first lecture, President Bush accepted a portrait from artist Morgan Davidson, a 21-year-old illustration major at Ringling College of Art and Design.

The event is not open to the media.

His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, spoke about literacy at a dinner in Sarasota Monday night.