n CREALDÉ 2011-2012 Proposed EXHIBITION CALENDAR
January 17 – March 29, 2014 Grady Kimsey: The Mind’s Eye
This one-person exhibition of paintings and sculptures will celebrate the work of one of Central Florida’s most accomplished artists and most popular art educators. Grady Kimsey retired after a 25 year career as a professor of art at Seminole Community College, where he has literally inspired thousands of students, including some of Central Florida’s most recognized young artists. His national exhibition record spans nearly six decades and his work is in the collection of some of Florida’s top art museums, as well as the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.
Henry Sinn, Crealdé’s Director of Painting & Drawing, will curate this exhibition. Henry, who was a student of Kimsey’s, reflects, “Grady Kimsey is an amazing artist. And an amazing teacher—he has taught me a lot over the years in a very subtle way, as he has taught so many students during his career. His interest in all of us was genuine, caring and intuitive. I met Grady in 1975 at Seminole Community College. I had only dabbled with art in high school. Grady was my first “real” art teacher. His biggest gift was to try and teach us about ourselves and how we looked at things through our own viewfinder and to trust what we saw… to embrace our deep down self and make art from our own deep place. Not someone else’s place, but our own place, outside of trends or fads.”
Come meet the artist at our opening reception at Crealdé’s Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17.
April 4 – June 29, 2014 One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia
Paul Kwilecki was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and died there in 2009. In between he raised a family, ran the family’s hardware store, and taught himself to use a camera. During his decades of working on his opus—in his home terrain, Paul used different words to describe it –“my project,” a “photographic journal” and, perhaps most often, “a document.” “None of these rather simplistic words and descriptions communicate the nuance of his work; I know of no single body of work with a reach and resonance of what Paul accomplished in Decatur County,” says Tom Rankin, curator and director of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “While Paul ranks among the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well known. In his own words, Paul Kwilecki says, “I don’t make pictures to decorate walls; I make them to shed light in dark corners.”
This exhibition of 48 framed silver prints spanning the artist’s career is on loan from the CDS. Crealdé will display the collection in two locations, at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery at Crealdé’s main campus and at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery in downtown Winter Park.
Opening night reception and gallery talk with Tom Rankin, Friday April 4, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 at the Jenkins Gallery followed by a blues performance and continued reception at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
July 11– October 25, 2014: 34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
The exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture; juried and curated by Crealdé’s department directors Rick Lang, Henry Sinn and Vincent Sansone and Executive Director Peter Schreyer. Opening reception coincides with the Annual Membership Meeting. Awards ceremony, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a reception till 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014.
November 7, 2014 – January 31, 2015: Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealdé Founder, Artist and Philanthropist
As a kickoff to Crealdé’s 40th Anniversary year, our organization remembers the vision and the artwork of our late founder William Sterling Jenkins (1910 to 1996) in a two gallery presentation. Trained as an artist in Europe and Mexico in the 1930’s, he produced a beautiful body of landscape and portrait paintings of the places he travelled to as a young man, as well as the changing cultural landscape of his native American South. After serving in active duty during World War II, he worked for the Veteran’s Hospital in Florida where he was inspired to create a rehabilitative art program for veterans. After moving to Winter Park, Florida in the late 1940’s he founded Jenkins Construction and built many of the city’s residential communities and shopping centers. In the midst of his business successes, he never lost sight of his dream to establish a community-based art school where individuals of all ages and background could come and study in a nurturing and inclusive environment with professional artists. In 1975 he fulfilled this vision and established Crealdé School of Art at its current location.
Opening reception, Friday, November 7, beginning with a panel discussion on the legacy of Crealdé’s founder, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jenkins Gallery followed by a continued reception with live music at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
January 11 – March 29, 2014
Director’s Choice IV
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 to the faculty.
In conjunction with the Night of Fire,Crealdé’s winteropen house, there will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Director’s Choice IV. The exhibition features the recent work of nine artists who teach at Crealdé’s satellite location in Winter Garden. The exhibiting faculty include: Beatrice Athanas, Patricia Byron, Prayong Deeying, Belinda Glennon, Cathy Hempel, Mark Lepow, Trish O’Donnell, Peter Schreyer, and Michael van Gelder.
In 2010 Crealdé School of Art entered a partnership with the City of Winter Garden, offering a series of classes for adults and children including ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing, at the Jessie Brock Community Center at 310 N. Dillard Street, located in the historic downtown area. The success of this program prompted the focus of this year’s Director’s Choice IV, which will be open through March 29, 2014.
The work in this exhibition was selected by the executive director and the school’s artistic directors representing photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture. For nearly four decades the Crealdé faculty of over 50 working artists have represented some of Central Florida’s most influential arts educators and accomplished artists.
April 4 – May 31, 2014
The Road to Memphis: Documentary Photography by Rick Lang
The last body of work produced by the late Rick Lang, Photography Department Director and longtime senior faculty member, will feature black and white images from his photographic exploration of western Tennessee and the Mississippi area around the city of Memphis. This documentary series of social landscapes, illustrating contemporary culture through everyday scenes of businesses and roadside signs, represents his 12th photographic exploration of the American South. Rick said of his approach, “I like to go down the road and describe though photographs what a town is about; to show many of those things we take for granted, before they slip away into extinction.” This project is supported by a Professional Development Grant from United Arts of Central Florida. Opening reception will be held in conjunction with One Place in the adjoining Jenkins Gallery, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4.
June 6 – August 9, 2014
Crealdé Studio Artist Exhibition
Established in 1996, the Studio Artist Program is designed for advanced students, former Crealdé fellows and emerging artists from the community whose goal is to pursue a professional career in the arts. Studio artists receive mentorship from Crealdé’s professional art faculty, are encouraged to further their artistic vision, deepen their technical skills and produce a body of work, preparing for a career as an exhibiting artist. 2011-2013 recipients of this emerging artist program include color landscape photographers Marsee Perkins and Sherri Bunye, figurative pastel artist Orit Rueben, mixed media painter Anita Cohen and urban landscape painter Robert Ross. Opening reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6.
August 16 – 30, 2014
32nd Summer ArtCamp Student Exhibition
Since 1982, Crealdé has presented an annual exhibition featuring one work of art from each of the 300 Summer ArtCamp participants, ages four to 17. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Curated by Crealdé’s Summer ArtCamp faculty.
Opening reception, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16.
September 5 – December 20, 2014
The Art of Fellowship in Photography, Ceramics & Sculpture
Emerging artists from the Photography and Ceramics & Sculpture Departments show a diverse palette of artwork. Since 1978, the Crealdé Fellowship Program has mentored hundreds of students through this work-study exchange, with many becoming professional exhibiting artists. Curated by Vincent Sansone, Ceramics & Sculpture Department Director and Peter Schreyer, acting Photography Department Director. Opening reception, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5.
HERITAGE CENTER VISITING EXHIBITION
September 20, 2013– January 11, 2014
Art from the Heart of Florida
The two-location exhibition will be held in the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery at Crealdé’s main campus and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery in downtown Winter Park. The exhibition is inspired by the diversity of talented visual artists who call Central Florida home. There is a certain “Florida state of mind” that is reflective of the art produced in the center of the state. The skies are brighter here and there is a potent mix of identities that contrasts and combines old Florida with the bright sprawl that also forms a basis for our day to day life in the tourist corridor. The focus of the show is to highlight the work of local artists representing diverse interpretations and media, including sculpture, paintings and photography.
Positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Central Florida is a meeting place of many contrasts: vast amusement parks and suburban sprawl contrasted against communities with rich, historic architecture and numerous unique ecosystems. It is a bridge between the sultry international mix and bright landscape that is South Florida and the more restrained, forested, small-town feel of the Northern part of the state. Curated by Executive Director Peter Schreyer and Director of Painting & Drawing Henry Sinn.
Opening night reception, Friday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Jenkins Gallery followed by a musical performance and continued reception at the Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m
January 24 to March 20, 2014
Purvis Young: Urban Expressionist
Miami resident Purvis Young, 1943-2010, was an African-American artist who commented on the state of his Overtown community through his artwork. Using plywood, cabinet doors andother debris, he created art that speaks about the present day lives of black people. His painted depictions of funerals, uprisings and cityscapes all cry out for a rebirth of wellness, while his painted books relay the African-American story that history made invisible through neglect.
Opening reception Friday, January 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Center, with a panel discussion from 6-7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Church.
March 29, 2014
Fifth Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival
The festival features work for sale by Florida folk and traditional craft artists, including the original Florida Highwaymen painters, as well as live folk music sould food and a hands-on folk art workshop for children (ages 5 and older).
April 4 to June 29, 2014
One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia
This two-venue exhibition of silver prints spans Georgia photographer Paul Kwilecki's (1928-2009) artistic career and is on loan from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Paul Kwilecki was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and died there in 2009. In between, he raised a family, ran the family's hardware store, and taught himself to use a camera. "While Paul ranks among the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well-known," says Tom Rankin, curator and director at Duke. Opening reception and gallery talk with Tom Rankin, Friday April 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Jenkins Gallery followed by a lives blues reception at the Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
July 18 to October 25
Business as Community Life: Winter Park 2013
This is a collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Park Historical Association. As a reflection of contemporary culture, a cross-section of businesses was selected for this documentary, creating a valuable historic record for the future. Twelve advanced Crealdé students, under the direction of professional documentary photographers Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, photographed 28 businesses, chosen on their value as historic architecture or long-term presence in the community. Opening receptiona and gallery talk, Friday, July 18 7 to 9 p.m.
November 7, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealdé Founder, Artist and Philanthropist
As a kickoff to Crealdé's 40th anniversary year, our organization remembers the vision and the artwork of our late founder, William Sterling Jenkins (1910-1996), in a two-gallery presentation. Opening reception, Friday, November 7, beginning with a panel discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jenkins Gallery, followed by a continued reception with live music at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Paintings are on loan from the University of Central Florida.