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
"The Division of Cultural Affairs recognizes diversity as one of the key attributes to the state’s vibrant cultural landscape and its continual preservation. Your efforts have contributed to making arts and cultural programming in Florida as diverse and inclusive as possible. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to preserving art within our community."
— John Mica, U.S. Congressman, Washington, D.C.
"[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
"The historic and documentary images in 100 Years of Hannibal Square and the written memories that accompany them paint human and multidimensional portraits of members of one of the nation’s oldest African American communities. Together, they bring the story – past and present – of Hannibal Square to light. All of that meaning is worth far more than a thousand words. It’s priceless."
— Emilie Arnold, Assistant Curator of Exhibits, Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL
"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