What People Are Saying

"For a number of years the area languished, then its prime location fueled development and gentrification, with significant loss of cultural landmarks and longtime residents. Today there is a renewed vitality and vision as the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and its exhibitions and programs weave the stories of this proud neighborhood together into an inspiring example of what is possible through the blending of historic preservation with the visual arts. Those are the things that feed the eyes and nourish the soul."
— Judge’s remarks, American in Bloom National Competition
"Crealdé provided the educational foundation for me to take my painting from a vocational hobby to the professional focus and passion of my life. The excellent instructors at Crealdé opened my eyes to how little I truly know of painting and set me free on a journey of discovery that I expect to spend the rest of my life exploring – never learning all that there is to know but experiencing the rush of satisfaction at reaching new levels of proficiency and artistry."
— Helen Avalon, Painter, Winter Park, FL
"[The Lake: A Documentary Exploring Life on Lake Apopka] is such a tremendous project, Peter, and a dream come true for me, in the sense of how important it has been to me for years and years of telling the complete and real Lake Apopka story. This is incredibly exciting…Thanks for your great work over the years."
— Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Project Coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida, Apopka, FL
"I really love Crealdé's commitment to community outreach projects; specifically, the Storytellers Teen Documentary program. I enjoy classes at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and learning the history of the west Winter Park neighborhood."
— Anonymous Student
"I am writing to express my support and enthusiasm for Crealdé generally, and for their very fine work with exhibitions on both the main campus and at the Heritage Center. Under Peter’s leadership and artistic excellence, Crealdé has done an exceptional job of teaching and exhibiting documentary photography at its finest. Crealdé is truly a unique community-based art education organization."
— Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC
"Crealdé workshops give both emerging and professional artists a way to build on traditional techniques while learning innovative processes which is a transformative experience and my ultimate goal as an artist."
— Member since 2013
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