Established in 2000, The Showalter Hughes Community Gallery highlights four to five exhibitions annually, featuring work by students, faculty and emerging artists and outreach programs. During artists’ lectures there is seating for 80.
April 20 to August 1, 2015
Storytellers Revisited: Parramore and Geneva
Crealdé created the Storytellers Teen Documentary Project in 1996 to bring dignity to underserved communities through the documentary photography of the teens who live there. The participants learn from professional photographers how to capture images and process them, as well as how to write accompanying text.
The Storytellers XV: Parramore (2012) and Storytellers XVI: Geneva (2013) projects led by photography instructor Sherri Bunye are shown together in this exhibition, juxtaposing city and rural neighborhoods as seen by resident teenagers.
Traveling exhibitions of Storytellers projects include a display in 2014 at the Orange County Regional History Center, as well as touring Central Florida libraries and community centers, and the Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee. Storytellers has been featured in Florida Magazine and was voted Best Arts Collaboration in 2000 by United Arts of Central Florida. Exhibitions of past Storytellers projects can be arranged upon request.
Since its inception, Storytellers has been funded by a wide range of private foundations, including the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, the Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation, the Sentinel Santa Fund and the Fanny Landwirth Family Foundation. More than a dozen past community partners have enjoyed successful participation in Storytellers, including the BETA Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the Farmworker Association of Florida and the Hope CommUnity Center. Crealdé welcomes sponsors and donations to continue future projects.
Storytellers XV: Parramore Participants
Storytellers XVI: Geneva Participants
Pictured: Parramore church sign by Stevenson Bassy
Please see Past & Current Exhibitions for exhibitions from previous years.