Exhibitions

Emerge: New Works by Painting & Drawing Fellowship and Studio Artists

Sep. 29, 2017 — Jan. 16, 2018
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Emerging artists from the Crealdé Painting & Drawing program share their talent in work produced during their fellowships. The Crealdé Fellowship Program, since 1978, and the Studio Artist Program, since 1996, have mentored an average of 25 students per year through this work-study exchange.
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The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka

Sep. 15, 2017 — Jan. 20, 2018
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Crealdé School of Art in partnership with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation presents the Lake Apopka documentary exhibition in our two Winter Park galleries. After more than a year of planning, two artist teams set out to capture a contemporary view of the land and people of the diverse and distinctive Lake Apopka community.
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Director’s Choice VII

Jan. 20, 2018 — Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Crealdé Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Tiffany, features the recent work of artists from the Crealdé diverse faculty. This year’s list: Peter Schreyer – Photography, Milton Heiberg – Photography, Marie Orban –   Drawing, Stacy Barter   – Painting, Robert Ross – Painting, Don Sondag – Painting, Doug Bringle- Ceramics, and Barbara Bailey – Ceramics.  
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Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean

Feb. 2, 2018 — May. 19, 2018
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Crealdé proudly presents a major educational exhibition of paintings created by Hugh McKean (1908-1995) and Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) on loan from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park.
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Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean

Feb. 2, 2018 — May. 19, 2018
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Crealdé proudly presents a major educational exhibition of paintings created by Hugh McKean (1908-1995) and Jeannette Genius McKean (1909-1989) on loan from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park.
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The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka

Sep. 15, 2017 — Jan. 20, 2018
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Crealdé School of Art in partnership with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation presents the Lake Apopka documentary exhibition in our two Winter Park galleries. After more than a year of planning, two artist teams set out to capture a contemporary view of the land and people of the diverse and distinctive Lake Apopka community.
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The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka

Jan. 25, 2018 — Apr. 25, 2018
Location: Traveling

In collaboration with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Crealdé School of Art offers a contemporary and historic window into the culture and landscape of Central Florida’s Lake Apopka. A team of professional documentary photographers and Plein air painters produced for exhibition 45 black-and-white archival photographs, oral histories of places and people, and a series of 10 Plein air paintings.

The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka Catalog is available for purchase and will accompany this traveling exhibition.

This show premiered at the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery Crealdé School of Art and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. It then traveled to Winter Garden for a three-venue exhibition at Winter Garden City Hall Art in Public Spaces Gallery, Heller Hall at the Winter Garden History Research and Education Center, and Orange County Library–Winter Garden Branch.

Interested in having The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka at your museum or gallery? Please contact Peter Schreyer, 407-671-1886 for details.

St. Augustine at 450

Nov. 14, 2016 — Feb. 17, 2017
Location: Traveling

Ten photographers captured the oldest city in the nation on the occasion of its 450th anniversary, exploring St. Augustine’s history, preservation efforts and place as a tourist destination, college town and home to a diverse population. Led by documentary photographers Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, a master class produced the project from January to April 2015. Originally exhibited in the fall of 2015 as an official partner of “St. Augustine Celebrates 450” in the Rotunda Gallery of the St. Johns County Administration Building. St. Augustine, Florida.

 

Opening reception at the Art in Public Spaces Gallery at Winter Garden City Hall on Thursday, December 8, 5-7 p.m.

Storytellers XVII: West of the East Coast Tracks – New Smyrna Teens Give Us Insight Into Their Changing World

May. 25, 2018 — Sep. 1, 2018
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Storytellers 17 takes place in the historic African-American West Side of New Smyrna Beach. The project represents a partnership between Crealdé School of Art, a nonprofit community arts organization established in 1975 in Winter Park, and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, housed in the former St. Rita Colored Catholic Mission Church, built in 1899 in New Smyrna Beach. Until schools were integrated in the 1960s, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando served the West Side with a church, one of the first school for black children in Volusia County and a health clinic.

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Symbiotic Dance: Marianna Hamilton-Ross

May. 11, 2018 — Jul. 28, 2018
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Various aqueous painting media allow Marianna Hamilton Ross to explore the interdependence of Man and Nature. Florida’s gardens and native habitats combine with human figures to depict both protective and turbulent relationships. Her work interweaves these observations and provides a fluctuating Symbiotic Dance between Man and Nature – continually challenging, stimulating and yet nurturing.
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37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Jun. 8, 2018 — Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

One of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, the annual Juried Student Exhibition offers the opportunity for our adult students to showcase their mastery in a variety of artistic disciplines. This exhibition features some of the year’s best new works from our students and was installed by Vince Sansone with assistance from Lynn Warnicke.


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36th Summer ArtCamp Student Exhibition

Aug. 18, 2018 — Sep. 15, 2018
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Since 1982, Crealdé has presented an annual exhibition featuring works of art from the 300-plus Summer ArtCamp participants, ages 4 to 17. The exhibition includes collaborative and individual works in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and photography. It is curated by Crealdé’s Summer ArtCamp faculty.

The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, August 18.

Vibrant Vision: African Diaspora & African American Artists’ Works from the Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman Collection

Sep. 14, 2018 — Jan. 12, 2019
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Selected from Vibrant Vision, a 40-year effort of Charleston-based collectors, Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, this exhibit reflects themes of work, love, belonging and spirituality. With outstanding African American artists such as Clementine Hunter, Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, Romare Howard Bearden and more, these works of art range from the late 1930s to the present and represent artists throughout the Caribbean and United States. The influential array of artists offers a deep look into diverse cultural influences that have shaped American art over the past hundred years.

HAND IN HAND: THE CREATIVE WORKS OF JANVIER MILLER AND GUSTAF MILLER

Jan. 12, 2019 — Apr. 27, 2019
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday, January 12, during the Annual Night of Fire Event, 5 – 8 pm

This artistic duo met at Syracuse University and then studied in Rome, Italy, each with a lifelong love of creating works of art. The exhibition will feature their most recent paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. Sharing a home studio in Vero Beach, Florida, or Stonington, Connecticut, Janvier and Gustaf support each other’s efforts through collaboration, critiques, and problem solving and exhibit annually at over 12 locations along the Eastern Seaboard. Curated by Barbara Tiffany, Curator of Exhibitions.

KEEPERS OF HERITAGE: Puerto Rican Artists in Central Florida

Feb. 1, 2019 — May. 18, 2019
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

February 1 to May 18, 2019

Powerful paintings, mixed media and sculpture by a passionate collective of contemporary artists honoring their cultural roots in an exclusive exhibition at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery.

Featured artists: Juan Nieves-Burgos, Alejandro de Jesús, José Feliciano, Carmelo Fontanez-Cortijo, Domingo García, Yasir Nieves, Angel Rivera-Morales, Rafael Rivera-Rosa, Martín García Rivera, Pablo Rubio and Ivonne Galanes Svärd. Please join us!

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. with artist José Feliciano

Guided Tours: Available on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., email btiffany2000@yahoo.com

Opening Reception was on Friday, February 1, from 7–9 p.m. and had a welcome talk by Angel Rivera-Morales at 8 p.m.

ANDREW M. GRANT: ELEMENTS

Feb. 1, 2019 — Apr. 6, 2019
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

February 1 – April 6, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, from 7–9 p.m. with a welcome talk by Andrew Grant at 8 p.m.

An intimate collection of figurative works by emerging local artist Andrew M. Grant in his first solo exhibition features drawings and paintings inspired by the natural power and beauty of black women. Starting with his painstaking sketches of live models, Grant portrays his subjects in lush backgrounds that key on the elements of earth, air, fire and water with some nudity. Please join us at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery!

Artist Talk: Sunday, February 24, 2 p.m. with a presentation and open discussion with Andrew Grant, former Crealdé Fellowship student

Guided Tours: Contact Barbara Chandler, Manager, email barbara@hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org, 407-539-2680

38th ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

Jun. 7, 2019 — Aug. 31, 2019
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

This is it – Crealdé‘s biggest and most loved event. Featuring some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and fiber arts, works are selected by Crealdé’s program managers and awarded by a guest juror. 
This exhibition is free and on display through August 31, 2019.

 

THE SAGE PROJECT PHASE II: HANNIBAL SQUARE ELDERS TELL THEIR STORIES

Apr. 12, 2019 — Aug. 31, 2019
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

This exhibit will be featured at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from April 12 to August 31, 2019.

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center unveiled 17 new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents – now in their 80s and 90s – who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park Community.

The oral interviews were lovingly captured by Heritage Center Historians Fairolyn Livingston and Mary Daniels, both longtime residents as well. The exquisite portraits of these elders were captured by documentary photographer Peter Schreyer.

Adding to the existing Sage Project permanent collection that dates to 2012, “These histories, however personal, have a familiarity that resonates with the residents of African American communities around the country,” explains Heritage Center Chief Historian Livingston.

EMERGE: NEW WORKS BY PAINTING AND DRAWING FELLOWSHIP AND STUDIO ARTISTS

May. 10, 2019 — Aug. 3, 2019
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

The opening reception was on Friday, May 10 from 7 – 9 pm.

Emerging artists from the Crealdé Painting and Drawing program share their talent in work produced during their fellowships.  The Crealdé Fellowship Program, since 1978, and the Studio Artist Program, since 1996, has mentored an average of 25 students per year through this work-study exchange.  This exhibition is curated by Barbara Tiffany, Curator of Exhibitions.

37th Summer ArtCamp Exhibition

Aug. 17, 2019 — Sep. 21, 2019
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

FREE at Crealdé School of Art Main Campus
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery 

Treat yourself to this exhibition that features works of art in many media by budding young talented artists, on view from August 17–September 21. Since 1982, Crealdé has presented an Annual Exhibition featuring works of art from our Summer ArtCampers ages 4–16. 

Collecting for Half a Century: Fine Craft from the Florida CraftArt Permanent Collection

Sep. 13, 2019 — Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Free Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 7–8:30pm
Crealdé School of Art Main Campus
Alice and William Jenkins Gallery 

Organized 70 years ago by Stetson College art professors Elsa and Louis Freund, Florida CraftArt is a statewide organization celebrating fine craft. Being showcased for the first time outside its St. Petersburg, Florida home, over 70 pieces from the collection will be showcased in this exhibition, consisting of works in ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, jewelry, glass and mixed media. 

Please join us for the opening reception and gallery talk by Katie Deits, Executive Director, Florida CraftArt.

 

Soul Utterings: Creative Works by Kianga Jinaki and John Mascoll

Sep. 13, 2019 — Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Free Opening Reception
Friday, September 20, 8–10pm
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery

Two prominent African American artists and members of Florida CraftArt: Kianga Jinaki creates African inspired fiber art that share the stories and cultural experiences of her ancestors and her life as a child of the diaspora; and John Mascoll, originally from Barbados, creates stunning turned wooden vessels imbued with intimate feelings that share the voice of Mother Nature.

Please join us for the opening reception and gallery talk by the Visiting Artists.

It’s Only Human: The Figure in Art

Sep. 27, 2019 — Dec. 28, 2019
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Free Opening Reception
Friday, October 4, 7–9pm
Crealdé Main Campus
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

This first-time, juried exhibition curated by Barbara Tiffany will showcase the human figure depicted in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture, representational or abstract and is open to all Crealdé’s faculty, students and members.

Storytellers 18: See Through Our Eyes

Oct. 6, 2019 — Jan. 4, 2020
Location: Traveling

DeLand Teens Give Us Insight Into Their Changing World
All are invited to see DeLand’s historic African American community through the eyes of its current resident teens in this unique documentary photography exhibition.


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Power, Myth, And Memory in Africana Art: Select Pieces from the CJ Williams Collection

Jan. 31, 2020 — May. 16, 2020
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

On View: January 31–May 16
Panel Discussion: Sunday, February 23, 2-4pm
2pm Gallery Walk at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center
3pm Panel Discussion at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery

It will include Collector CJ Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze, and will be moderated by artist, educator and influencer Andrew Browne.

Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art is a partnership exhibition with other Orange County arts organizations that aim to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre. The works displayed will demonstrate how artists of African descent have found power and resilience in a racially unjust world.

Charley Williams’ Winter Park-based collection spans the twentieth century and moves into the twenty-first. Because it focuses on African, Haitian, and African American art, it provides audiences with the opportunity to explore pan-African ideas that manifest themselves into the lives of three different places. Focusing on power, myth, and memory, we have that ability to see the importance of ritualistic ideas such as the “dream-soul,” animals as mediators, religious rituals, burial practices, and the importance of ancestors.

Included are works by Sister Gertrude Morgan, Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Ransom McCormick, Roi David Annisey, and Nellie Mae Rowe, as well as historic African masks, chairs, and fertility objects. These artists lift themselves up through faith, pride, and traditional practices thereby establishing diverse ways of transcending subjugation and finding strength. This artwork has extraordinary technical, historical, and symbolic weight that deserves the same respect given to traditional, western art.

The panel discussion will include Collector Charley Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze.

Click here to view the Power, Myth, & Memory exhibition catalog.

Power, Myth And Memory in Africana Art: Select Pieces from the CJ Williams Collection

Jan. 31, 2020 — May. 16, 2020
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

On View: January 31–May 16
Panel Discussion: Sunday, February 23, 2-4pm
2pm Gallery Walk at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center
3pm Panel Discussion at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery

It will include Collector CJ Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze, and will be moderated by artist, educator and influencer Andrew Browne.

Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art is a partnership exhibition with other Orange County arts organizations that aim to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre. The works displayed will demonstrate how artists of African descent have found power and resilience in a racially unjust world.

Charley Williams’ Winter Park-based collection spans the twentieth century and moves into the twenty-first. Because it focuses on African, Haitian, and African American art, it provides audiences with the opportunity to explore pan-African ideas that manifest themselves into the lives of three different places. Focusing on power, myth, and memory, we have that ability to see the importance of ritualistic ideas such as the “dream-soul,” animals as mediators, religious rituals, burial practices, and the importance of ancestors.

Included are works by Sister Gertrude Morgan, Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Ransom McCormick, Roi David Annisey, and Nellie Mae Rowe, as well as historic African masks, chairs, and fertility objects. These artists lift themselves up through faith, pride, and traditional practices thereby establishing diverse ways of transcending subjugation and finding strength. This artwork has extraordinary technical, historical, and symbolic weight that deserves the same respect given to traditional, western art.

The panel discussion will include Collector Charley Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze.

Click here to view the Power, Myth, & Memory exhibition catalog.

Director’s Choice VIII: Works of Select Crealdé Faculty

Jan. 11, 2020 — Apr. 25, 2020
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

View the Virtual Tour of the Exhibition.

This exhibition, organized by Crealdé Curator of Exhibitions, Barbara Tiffany, features the recent work of artists from Crealdé’s diverse faculty, including artists long associated with the school as well as some new additions. Media include painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture. For more than four decades, Crealdé’s faculty of more than 50 artists has represented some of Central Florida’s most influential arts educators and accomplished artists.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Stefan Alexandres

David Cumbie

Vince Sansone

Belinda Glennon

Jesus Minguez

Tom Sadler

Noreen Coup

Barbara Tiffany

Sherri Bunye

Chris Casler

John Baker

40th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Jun. 25, 2021 — Sep. 11, 2021
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 25, 7–9:00pm

This favorite annual exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts. Works are selected by Crealdé’s program managers and awarded by guest juror, Austin Reeves, collections and exhibitions manager, Cornell Museum of Fine Art at Rollins College.

*For the safety of all
, our galleries will be carefully monitored by Crealdé staff and allow a capacity of 15 people for 10 minutes. We expect visitors to be responsible by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Refreshments will be served outdoors.

EMERGE: New Works By Ceramics, Sculpture and Photography Fellowship and Studio Artists

May. 1, 2020 — Aug. 1, 2020
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Virtual Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 7pm
Watch It Here

Tune into the virtual opening reception of our current exhibition! Although we weren’t able to have a public opening reception in the gallery, you’re still be able to see the program managers and a few select artists discuss the exhibition and their pieces. You can view it on our YouTube channel

Emerging artists from Crealdé’s Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture Programs share their talent in work produced during their fellowships. The Crealdé Fellowship Program, since 1978, and the Studio Artist Program, since 1996, have mentored an average of 25 students per year through this work-study exchange.

Artists Include –

Ceramics:
Miriam Levy, Fellows Manager
Lynn Warnicke, Studio Artist
Jaime Ferguson, Fellow
Eun Cho, Fellow
Rachel Kinbar, Fellow

Sculpture:
Jason Gillespie, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch Recipient, 2019
Ken Lichtenberger, Studio Artist, 2019
Devyn Going, Studio Artist, 2020
Lynn Brenner-Katz, Fellows Manager
Shaun Cook, Fellow
Gladiola Sotomayor, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch Recipient, 2020
Mila Belle, Fellow

Photography:
Laura McBryde, Fellow
Laurie Hasan, Fellow
Kristen Gillan, Fellows Manager
Natalie Colon, Studio Artist, 2020
Cynthia Slaughter, Studio Artist, 2019

STORYTELLERS 18: See Through Our Eyes

Jun. 9, 2020 — Aug. 1, 2020
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

An Exhibition Dedicated to BLACK LIVES MATTER
Virtual Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

Local Teens Document their historic African American community in DeLand through photography & oral history. When the camera is put in their hands, and intergenerational connections are made, the results are powerful and lasting.

STORYTELLERS 18 was originally unveiled in the Fall of 2019 at the African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand — as all STORYTELLERS projects are first shown in their home town. Now on display at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, this opening event includes a gallery talk by project creator and instructor Peter Schreyer, and an opportunity to meet some of the Storytellers, project partners, and supporting Fellowship Artists at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

Since 1996, the CREALDÉ STORYTELLERS TEEN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM has given photography instruction to students ages 13–17, providing the opportunity for self-expression while exploring the heritage of their community. From Orlando’s downtown urban Parramore neighborhood to suburban Sanford and Apopka to rural Geneva and coastal New Smyrna, teens from around Central Florida have completed 18 photographic documentary exhibitions to date, all of which are available to travel.

38th Annual Summer ArtCamp Exhibition

Aug. 15, 2020 — Sep. 12, 2020
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

August 15 – September 12

We have been #creativetogether and the results will be on exhibition. Make a note and tell your family and friends! This celebration of creativity will be an amazing blend of collaborative and individual artworks on display in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery and ONLINE. 

For the first time Crealdé young artists will be featured in a virtual exhibition displayed on our YouTube Channel. Engaging interviews, silly anecdotes and awesome art all rolled up in family entertainment.
You won’t want to miss this culmination of summer fun!

Cynthia Slaughter, Documentary Photographer: On Love And Loss

Sep. 18, 2020 — Jan. 18, 2021
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Upstairs Visiting Exhibition Gallery
642 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789

On View Through Jan. 18, 2021

In this series of moving black and white photographs, Cynthia Slaughter shares a deeply intimate documentary on her 94-year-old mother, Edna Pearl Butler, a retired farmworker in the celery fields of Sanford, Florida, where she has been a resident since 1950. Her images chronicle her current life of devoted service to her faith, her family, and her local community. 

Additionally, Slaughter invites viewers into her home in Orlando’s Orlovista neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017. Slaughter tells the visual story of her life after 35 years of memories were wiped away and her home was deemed unlivable by FEMA.

Cynthia Slaughter is a Studio Artist in documentary photography at Crealdé School of Art where she has studied since 2010 and participated in Crealdé documentaries including St. Augustine at 450 and The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka. She is mentored by documentary photographer and senior faculty member Peter Schreyer.

What Is That You Express In Your Eyes? The Inspired Works Of Alberto Gómez

Sep. 25, 2020 — Jan. 16, 2021
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Alice and William Jenkins Gallery &
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792

On View September 25, 2020 Through January 16, 2021 

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, internationally exhibited artist Alberto Gómez is a figurative artist, painter and master print maker who became a U.S. citizen in 2011. He has participated in more than 25 solo and group exhibitions and has works in many private and corporate collections throughout Latin America and the United States.

Crealdé has commissioned the artist to create a large three-panel mural on the history of immigration in the United States, which will debut during this exhibition and will be shown at the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs’ FusionFest (Nov. 28 & 29, 2020).

Jane Turner: The Evolution Of An Artist, Paintings & Sculptures That Tell A Story

Feb. 12, 2021 — May. 29, 2021
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Jane Turner is a self-taught artist and resident of the historic African American Town of Eatonville, Florida. She began her artistic journey in 2006, after a 30-year career in social work. Though her paintings are self-taught, she pursued sculpture and photography instruction at Crealdé School of Art as well as figurative sculpture and bronze casting at The Maitland Art Center, where she shared her work in a 2018 solo exhibition. Turner’s work is deeply narrative, rich with themes of social justice, and depictions of historic events blended with her experiences of life as an African-American woman. The paintings in this exhibition give the viewer a glimpse of what is in the heart and mind of this strong and talented woman. Curated by Barbara Tiffany.

*For a private COVID-Safe tour, please contact Barbara Chandler, Heritage Center Manager at bchandler@crealde.org

Helen Bennett & Ken Austin: A Tribute to Two Central Florida Legends

Feb. 22, 2021 — Apr. 30, 2021
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

The late Helen Bennett was well known in the ceramics community for decades as an artist, mentor, and owner of the Bennett Pottery Company. Ken Austin is the founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, a retired architect and city planner, and has created artwork that reveals his interest in both modern and traditional styles. Curated by Doug Bringle, Crealdé Senior Faculty in Ceramics, and Barbara Tiffany, Crealdé Curator of Exhibitions.

EMERGE: New Works by Painting & Drawing Fellowship & Studio Artists

May. 7, 2021 — Jul. 24, 2021
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7pm
Emerging artists from Crealdé’s Painting and Drawing Programs share their talent in work produced during their fellowship. These 11 painting and drawing artists also show the value of the instruction by the teachers who mentor them.
The Crealdé Fellowship Program, since 1978 and the Studio Artist Program, since 1996, have mentored an average of 25 students in all media per year through this work-study exchange.
Artists Include:
Studio Artists:
Kate Collins 2021
Diane Stapleton 2021
Joan Emanuelli Sanchez 2019–2020
Deborah Umphrey 2019–2020
Fellowship Artists:
Kathryn Brohl
Suzy Fox Wilson
Vera Gubnitskaia
Patty Schoene
Bushra Bhatti
Yasmine Fahkoury
Paula Lupton
On View May 7–July 24, 2021
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Crealdé School of Art Main Campus

Preserving the Past and Looking Towards the Future: A Celebration of Hannibal Square

Jun. 19, 2021 — Jan. 22, 2022
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

This exhibition depicts the contributions of Winter Park’s African American community from 1900–present, remembering, acknowledging and preserving historic Hannibal Square’s legacy. This is the collection’s largest exhibition to date and is curated by Ms. Fairolyn Livingston, Chief Historian, Ms. Mary Daniels, Historian Docent and Mr. Peter Schreyer, documentary photographer.

“We are currently in Chicago completing our museum research in Washington D.C. and New York. On our long trip through the U.S., we have visited about 25 African American museums (most of the big ones and a number of smaller ones) and many other museums and sites related to American history. We often think back to your museum as one of our best experiences with regard to a specific local approach and convincingly implemented techniques of narrative and display. We wanted to thank you for your admirable work in Winter Park.” – Christian Kravagna, Professor of Post-Colonial Studies, Institute for Arts and Cultural Sciences, Academy of Visual Art, Vienna, Austria

“The Heritage Center is certainly a beacon of light that brings dignity to the community, as well as inspiration to all who visit from near and far. I truly appreciate and was moved by the wonderful exhibition of photographs and stories as told by residents from Winter Park’s historic African American community. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a destination that I would recommend without reservation to those visiting Florida.” – Martin Luther King III, Atlanta, GA

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“Honey, Let Me Tell You:” Storytelling and Poetry by Valada Flewellyn

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021 | Time: 11–12:30pm

Storyteller, poet, author and Crealdé Board Member, Valada Flewellyn, will present a workshop that reflects this year’s theme: The Black Family: Representation, Diversity and Identity, as designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)—the founder of Black History Month/Association. This workshop is presented with the support of the Bridging the Color Divide, The Alliance for Truth and Justice (ATJ) and The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

39th Summer ArtCamp Exhibition

Aug. 14, 2021 — Sep. 11, 2021
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 14, 5–7pm
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Crealdé School of Art Main Campus, Winter Park

Family, friends, and fans! You don’t want to miss this unforgettable FREE exhibition that celebrates the power of creativity from our talented young artists. Since 1982, Crealdé presents this Annual Exhibition featuring dynamic and expressive collaborative works of art as well as peer-selected work from over 375 ArtCampers, ages 4 to 16. Outstanding collaborative works from campers and faculty are available for sale to benefit scholarships for next year’s Summer ArtCamp. This exhibition will be on view August 14–September 11, 2021.

For the safety of all: Our galleries will be carefully monitored by Crealdé staff and allow a capacity of 25 people for 15 minutes, using a separate entrance and exit. We expect visitors to be responsible by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

As I Am: Exhibition Showcasing Florida-Based Artists With Disabilities

Sep. 24, 2021 — Jan. 9, 2022
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Free Opening Reception
Friday Sept. 24, 2021 | 7–9pm

On View Sept 24, 2021—JAN 9, 2022

A select group of artists living in Central and North Florida will claim their space in an exhibition lifting up themes of beauty, identity, disability, authentic representation and liberation. Paintings, sculptures, collages and photographs reveal personal journeys marked by limitation and freedom, courage and creativity and, as a result, illuminate our collective human condition. In addition to the featured exhibition Crealde will host Forty4Forty: A Celebration of Arts4All Florida, which is marking its 40th anniversary of providing, supporting and championing arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. All text panels will be presented in English and Spanish.

For the safety of all: The gallery will be monitored and will have a capacity of 20 visitors per gallery for 10 minutes. We expect all to be responsible by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Refreshments will be served outdoors.

All Crealdé locations are ADA accessible. For special needs or group tours, call 407.671.1886.

The Las Vegas Project: Contemporary Life on the Historic Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico

Jan. 21, 2022 — Mar. 26, 2022
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

Opening Event: Friday, January 21, 7 – 10 pm
Presentation: Meet the Photographers, 7 – 8 pm, Alice and William Jenkins Gallery*
General Reception, 8 – 10 pm, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

*RSVP required for Meet the Photographers: Laura McBryde at registration@crealde.org

Crealdé School of Art introduces its latest project in its rich tradition of award-winning black & white documentary photography projects. “The Las Vegas Project: Contemporary Life on the Historic Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico,” artistically reveals a rich and little-known region of the Southwest, which was founded in 1835 by a Mexican land grant. The exploration of this city and culture takes a fresh look at issues of land ownership, political boundaries and immigration. In fact, 85% of the Las Vegas population has Spanish and Mexican ancestry that predates the 1848 annexation of the Southwest by the United States. The project commemorates the 200-year anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, an important 19th century wagon route that brought settlers and commerce to the Southwest, connecting the region’s Native and Spanish cultures with the American East coast. It is a significant and rarely explored aspect of American history.

Largely undiscovered by mass media and tourism and not to be confused with the famous gambling town in Nevada, Las Vegas, New Mexico has over 900 buildings and five districts on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is located at the foot of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains, near the final destination of the Santa Fe Trail.

The original city design resembled a traditional Spanish layout around a central plaza – which still exists today. After the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s, the city boomed and a new community was planned, built in a more Victorian-era style and located one mile from the old town, which would quickly make Las Vegas one of the largest cities in the Southwest. These distinctly different styles of two communities within one city survive until today, creating a rich environment for a documentary photography project. By the 1950s freight and passenger rail traffic declined significantly, and as a result, Las Vegas stopped growing, preserving a uniquely strong and intact architectural and cultural character.

During spring break of 2021, eight Crealdé master class students, under the guidance of seasoned Swiss-American documentary photographer Peter Schreyer, captured the stories of the people and places of this unique American region in black and white film and digital photographs, illustrating the cultural heritage and historical roots that go back hundreds of years. This program was built on the instructor’s deep knowledge of the Southwest; 35 years of conducting photographic tours; and the successful Crealdé masterclass documentaries that produced Florida-based traveling exhibitions St. Augustine at 450 in 2015 and The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka in 2017.

“The photography and collecting of oral histories are based on the approach of the great documentary photographers of the 1930s and 40s – such as Dorothea Lang, Russell Lee and Arthur Rothstein – who worked under the Works Progress Administration of the US government. It is my hope that our project will foster a deeper appreciation for America’s diverse cultures, connecting the present with the past and create a lasting visual record for the future.” – says Peter Schreyer.

The opening event will include a presentation by the exhibition curator and project director, Peter Schreyer, and participating master class students. The exhibition text will be translated and available in Spanish.

In the spring, the exhibition will travel to New Mexico for an April 8 opening in the gallery at Kennedy Hall at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas.

Three Generations of Hurt Family Painters: Maury, Pete, Benj and Kinzer

Jan. 28, 2022 — May. 28, 2022
Location: Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 28, 7 – 9 pm
Gallery Talk: 8 pm
Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

This is the first time all four family members’ works will be introduced together to an audience of new and old admirers and collectors. James “Maury” Hurt (1934 to 2013)—considered a legend in Central Florida—had a very lengthy career as a painter with solo exhibitions throughout the state, including the Cornell and Mennello Museums, Orlando Museum of Art, and Maitland Art Center, which he helped preserve when it was called the Andre Smith Research Center. His work is included in hundreds of private and corporate collections, and he also mentored dozens of artists, some of whom have gone on to have very successful careers of their own.

Maury‘s passion for painting inspired his brother William Kinzer “Pete” Hurt, Sr., (1935 to 2016), his son William Kinzer “Benj” Hurt, Jr. and his grandson, Kinzer Hurt. Maury studied art at the University of Florida, obtaining a fine arts degree, and within several years began making his living as a fine art painter. Pete, on the other hand, worked for 25 years in the business world before taking lessons from Maury. Five years later, he left the insurance business to pursue painting full time, which he was able to do for more than 20 years. Benj (William Kinzer Hurt, Jr.) began studying with Pete and Maury while in college and has enjoyed painting while maintaining his career in real estate. Kinzer, (William Kinzer Hurt III) genetically blessed, has had the discipline and talent to complete many works while finishing high school; winning the Student Division at the Maitland Rotary Art Festival in 2019. Kinzer attends Clemson University and is majoring in Landscape Architecture.

This exhibition is curated by Barbara Tiffany, who was mentored by Maury Hurt in the 1980s, with works on loan from area museums as well as private collections.

Community Collage: Artists from the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival

Feb. 11, 2022 — Jun. 4, 2022
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, February 11, 7 – 9 pm
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery

This long-awaited exhibition is a celebration of over a decade of Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festivals.

Community Collage dives deeper into the creative genius behind the dynamic works by more than 20 artists who have exhibited at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival over its 12-year history. These culturally and ethnically diverse artists—many of whom are self-taught—will share their paintings, jewelry, quilts and sculptural works, along with their inspiration and artistic journeys in text panels and video.

Community Collage is also on exhibit at the Orlando International Airport Main Terminal.

The exhibition is co-curated by festival creator and Heritage Center Manager Barbara Chandler—who cultivated relationships with each of the artists as the festival organizer—and by celebrated Orlando-based Haitian American artist and educator Patrick Noze.

Folk & Urban Art Festival Origins
The Folk & Urban Art Festival has served as a platform for hundreds of emerging and established visual and performance Artists. The festival originated to empower Artists of all genres, and expose them to a unique market of community members and influencers.

Over the years, the Folk & Urban Art Festival has featured notable Artists such as Folk Artist Missionary Mary Proctor; Florida Original Highwaymen; O.L. Samuels; Nicolas Toth; Jack Beverland; Marilia “Lilly” Carrasquillo; Henry K. Ohumukini Jr.; Jack “Mr. B” Beverland; and Ginger LaVoie.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art Festival was birthed out of “Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art” written by Kristin G. Congdon and Tina Bucuvalas, which highlighted Florida Folk Artists and their artistic contributions to Florida’s history. In an impromptu visit from German Lemus, of the Orlando-based collective The B-Side Artists, we discussed having emerging artists become a part of the The Hannibal Square Heritage “Folk” Art Festival. Lemus’ response was “ we are “Urban Artists.”

As a result of this observation, the festival was then renamed in its 5th year to the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival.

In 2020, The 11th Folk & Urban Art Festival took on different shape; despite the global pandemic we quickly pivoted to produce a live virtual show that would maintain a connection between artists and community as source of inspiration and optimism as we were all quarantined in our homes.

Over 300 community members tuned in as we highlighted and interviewed artists both locally and out of state. Artists took us on virtual tours of their studios. Featured artists included Gregory Best; Renato Sago; Iyaba Mandigo; Patrick Noze; Joyce Hayes; Julio Sanchez; Chris Cruz; Belinda Glennon; Weldon Ryan; and McKenzie Wiese. Performance artists included Jeanine Ponder; and Storytelling by Gennia Holder, to name a few.

About the Curators

Barbara Chandler
Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Barbara is a long-time Central Florida transplant, a mother of 3 sons, and proud grandmother of 4. As the general manager, Barbara has invested 10 years cultivating and promoting the cultural arts and education of The Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park–which pays tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community. She is a highly esteemed leader with a long-standing and robust presence in downtown Winter Park and within the Central Florida not-for-profit and arts community.

“As coordinator, producer and host for the annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival, for over a decade, I have benefited greatly working closely with so many different Artists. The Folk & Urban Art Festival is recognized as a local art festival with a global feel.

As the Co-Curator of Community Collage it is fitting that we showcase Artists from the Folk & Urban Art Festival–having their artwork featured in the upstairs gallery of the Heritage Center will be a constant reminder of artists who have been on this journey with us, furthering our mission that Art Is For Everyone!

I am thrilled to work with Patrick Noze, Haitian Artist Painter, Sculptor and Portrait Artist; Noze’s international experience will amplify the exhibition focus.”

– Barbara Chandler, Community Collage Co-Curator, Folk & Urban Art Festival Producer and Manager of Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Patrick Noze
Born in Haiti on December 11,1962 in the province of Jeremie ‘City of Poets’, Patrick Noze was introduced to the world of art years before achieving International success, by way of his father, Robert Noze. Robert had his own art history as a renowned sculptor. He studied under his father, Andre Dimanche, making Patrick Noze a third-generation sculptor and painter.

Patrick Noze specializes in subjects ranging from realism, surrealism, impressionism, abstract, sculpture and portraits. “I am always thinking about the wonders of the world, from its simplest to its most complex shapes. To my eyes, the world is a large canvas. Everything I see, dream  or I encounter I use as an inspiration for my work.”

Presently he is very involved in the community and serves on a voluntary basis on the Advisory Council for Art in Cultural Affairs in Orange County, Florida.

Director's Choice IX: Works of Select Crealdé Faculty

Apr. 8, 2022 — Jul. 23, 2022
Location: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

This exhibition features the recent work of artists from Crealdé’s diverse faculty, including artists long associated with the school as well as new additions. Media include painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. For more than four decades, Crealdé’s faculty of more than 50 working artists has represented some of Central Florida’s most influential arts educators and accomplished visual artists. Curated by Ceramics Program and Studio Manager Vincent Sansone.