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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

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What Is That You Express In Your Eyes?

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).

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Cynthia Slaughter, Documentary Photographer: On Love And Loss

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.

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38th Annual Summer ArtCamp Exhibition

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!

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STORYTELLERS 18: See Through Our Eyes

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.

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

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 –

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

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

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