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Emerge: New Works by Ceramics, Photography & Sculpture Fellowship & Studio Artists

On View:
September 30, 2022–
January 28, 2023
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Crealdé School of Art Main Campus


Opening Reception:
Friday, September 30

Emerging artists from Crealdé’s Ceramics, Photography and Sculpture Programs share their talent in work produced during their fellowship. These 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.

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The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka

On View: September 8, 2022 – October 31, 2022
Special Reception and Gallery Walk: Thursday, October 13, 5-7 pm
Winter Garden City Hall | Arts in Public Places Gallery | 300 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

On September 15, 2017, Crealdé School of Art, in collaboration with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, unveiled The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka. The exhibition is a culmination of work by documentary photographers and plein air painters who sought to capture the culture and landscape of Lake Apopka. 50 fine art pieces were originally exhibited with accompanying historic text, connecting the area’s past with its future. A collection of local and nationally known artists, led by Crealdé Senior Faculty Artist Tom Sadler, produced 10 plein air paintings, and a master class of photographers, led by senior faculty members Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, created 40 archival black-and-white photographs with oral histories. Highlights from the Crealdé traveling exhibition will be on exhibit at Winter Garden City Hall from September 8 to October 31, 2022.

A special reception and Gallery Walk with Project Director Peter Schreyer will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 5–7pm. The Gallery Walk will be at 5:30pm.

Image: Peter Petegrew, Shining Light on Lake Apopka, Oil on Canvas, 20×24 in.


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From Ella to Coltrane: The Jazz Photography of Roger Kallins

On View:
September 16, 2022—January 16, 2023
Main Campus Alice & William Jenkins Gallery and Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, September 16 | 7–10pm

7–8:30pm | Crealdé School of Art | Alice & William Jenkins Gallery
8:30–10pm | Hannibal Square Heritage Center | Visiting Exhibition Gallery with Live Jazz by The Eddie Marshall Trio

We are proud to partner with The Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, who will present a free live jazz performance by the Eddie Marshall Trio at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center during the opening reception.

Roger Kallins was an extraordinary man of many talents and, through his photography, he artfully captured the emotion that jazz musicians bring to their work. This exhibition commemorates Kallins’ passion for both jazz and photography, highlighting some of his best images taken over a period of 50 years, from Ray Charles in Miami in 1958 to Sandip Burman at Daytona State College in 2007. The images on display are originals, scanned from 35mm black-and-white negatives and printed on archival watercolor paper by Kallins himself.

His entire body of work is owned by Kallins’ friend and admirer, Anthony Ehrlich. 45 images are generously on loan for this two-venue exhibition, with informative biographies written by Dr. Gary Sutton, with research support provided by Juliana Romnes, Gallery Coordinator at Arts on Douglas, a division of Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach. After initial two exhibitions in the Daytona Beach area several years ago, this will be the first showing of Kallins’ work to the Orlando public. Co-curated by Juliana Romnes, Peter Schreyer and Anthony Ehrlich.

About the Exhibition
“Musick is the thing of the world that I love most,” wrote Samuel Pepys in his diary in 1666 and Pepys was a man who loved many things. Music in the seventeenth century was far removed from contemporary music, but the quote serves to demonstrate the basic connection between humanity and music.

In writing of great music in 1903, the American scholar and author Paul Elmer More expressed this relationship in a different, deeper way: “He who has been initiated into the truth knows that to every ripple of melody, to every billow of harmony, there answers within him, out of the Sea of Death and Birth, some eddying immeasurable of ancient pleasure and pain.”

Pleasure and pain were in the soil where jazz originated, its roots in the music of ordinary American people. It derives in part from the black songs sung in the fields of slavery, Louisiana Creole dance tunes, spirituals of both black and white folk, minstrel music, and folk blues. This heritage explains why its appeal is so primitive and so immediate, both to the people who make the music and to those who listen to it.

The images in this exhibit show the emotion that jazz musicians bring to their work. They spring from the conjunction of Roger Kallins’ own passions, for jazz and for photography. Kallins’ brilliant use of stage and ambient lighting infuse excitement and drama to his images. The intense expressions on the faces of the musicians force the viewer to take second looks; the hands on the instruments evoke the music itself.

The photographs displayed here were printed by Kallins himself. Most of the work was scanned from old 35-mm black and white negatives. The films were shot with Leica 3f and Praktina cameras and a variety of lenses. The images were printed on Epson Radiant White archival watercolor paper using archival pigment inks.

We recognize the accomplishment of Patricia Darlington, who preserved Roger’s photographs after his death.

For the knowledgeable write-ups on the musicians, we are indebted to long-time jazz afficiando Gary Sutton.

For the use of these photographs, we wish to thank Anthony Ehrlich.

Above: Roger Kallins, Legendary Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and her favorite jazz pianist, Lou Levy, during intermission at a concert in Miami, 1960
Photograph by Roger Kallins. Courtesy of Anthony Ehrlich.

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41st Annual Juried Student Exhibition

41st Annual Juried Student Exhibition
On View: June 24 – August 27, 2022
Alice & William Jenkins Gallery

Join us on Friday, June 24 for the opening reception: Friday, June 24, 8–9:30pm, following the Annual Membership Meeting and Award Ceremony at 7pm.

Refreshments will be served.

This favorite annual exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, digital and film photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts.

Works are selected by Crealdé’s program managers and awarded by guest juror Gisella Carbonell, Ph.D and Curator of Rollins Museum of Art.

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Director’s Choice IX

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.

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39th Summer ArtCamp Exhibition

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.

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

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


“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).

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

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

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

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.

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

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