Crealdé School of Art is a community based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975. It features a year-round sequential curriculum of more than 125 visual
arts classes for students of all ages, taught by a faculty of over 40 working
artists; a renowned Summer ArtCamp for children and teens; a Visiting
Artist Workshop series, three galleries, the Contemporary Sculpture Garden
and award-winning outreach programs. Crealdé’s second campus, the
Hannibal Square Heritage Center, opened in 2007 in partnership with the
City of Winter Park as an extension of Crealdé’s community programs.
Crealdé School of Art, located in Winter Park, FL, is supported in part by a
membership of over 1,200 individuals, families and businesses; United Arts
of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through
the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment
for the Arts; and various private foundations.
MAIN CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crealdé School of Art offers an affordable, sequential curriculum of more than 125 art classes, plus special workshops, in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, film and digital photography, stained glass and jewelry design. Classes are held in three locations: The scenic main campus in Winter Park; the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park; and the Jessie Brock Community Center in Winter Garden.
Folklorist Teresa Hollingsworth and curator Katy Malone of South Arts in Atlanta selected artists with diverse backgrounds and paths that led them to quiltmaking, including Native American quilter Bonnie LeBeau from South Dakota; Dottie Moore of North Carolina, a longtime fiber artist who depicts scenes from nature; Erick Wolfmeyer of Iowa, whose quilts are inspired by the Midwest landscape; and Louisiana Bendolph from Alabama, following the tradition of Gee’s Bend quilts.
Hannibal Square Heritage Center also will host this two-venue exhibition, which features Mid-Florida Quiltmakers, curated by folklorist and author Dr. Kristin Congdon. This juried exhibition comprises 15 stunning quilts, variously stitched by quilters who have made Florida their home. These quilters, both traditional and innovative, explore color, composition, and storytelling in ways that will delight and engage diverse audiences.
The September 11 opening-night festivities begin with the presentation “Unraveling Quilts: Roots and Wings” by Teresa Hollingsworth and Dr. Kristin Congdon, from 6–7 p.m. in the Jenkins Gallery. The reception follows from 7–8:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Gallery, and then continues with live music from 8:30–10 p.m. at Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Free.
“Understanding the Quilts of Gee’s Bend” with Matt Arnett, Louisiana Bendolph and Rita Mae Pettway
Share the history and the importance of the legacy of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. The presenters will discuss the quilts within the larger Southern African-American visual art traditions, including Mid-Florida. Matt Arnett is an Atlanta-based photographer, filmmaker and researcher, and the co-founder of Tinwood Media. Louisiana Bendolph and Rita Mae Pettway are both Gee’s Bend Quilters. 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Winter Park Public Library, Third Floor Meeting Room. Free.
September 26, 11 a.m.; October 17, 2 p.m.; October 31, 11 a.m.
Readings from Children’s Books Introduce children to the art of quilting and the different cultural traditions associated with this enduring American folk art form. A different book will be shared at each event, including The Quiltmaker’s Gift, The Patchwork Quilt, The Quilting Bee and Luka’s Quilt. Join us Saturdays, at the Winter Park Public Library, Community Room. Free.
“The Sum of Many Parts” is a Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for these exhibitions and programs was provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Winter Park; and a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
CREALDE GIFTS/HANDMADE IN FLORIDA!
When visiting our main campus, be sure and take a look through the handmade art and jewelry. All sales support local artists and Crealdé.