Crealdé’s New Exhibition

Author and Storyteller Valada Flewellyn, Sanford, Florida – 2023 by Peter Schreyer, instructor
Dr. King Lives in Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida – 2023 by Ja’Nyla Key
Storytellers are visiting with Dr. Velma Williams, former Sanford City Commissioner. Photo by Cynthia Slaughter, instructor.
Mrs. Louise Franklin in conversation with Peter Schreyer at her historic Eatonville property – 2024, Amarya Perkins.
Eatonville Water Tower, 2024. Leviticus Henderson.

WINTER PARK – Crealdé School of Art is proud to present our newest exhibition entitled See Through Our Eyes – Storytellers 19 & 20: Sanford & Eatonville Teens Give Us Insight Into Their Changing World

On View: June 15—August 31, 2024  Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: Friday, June 15 | 2–4pm Hannibal Square Heritage Center | Visiting Exhibition Gallery

Since 1996, the Crealdé Storytellers Teen Documentary Photography Program, created by CEO/Executive Director and Documentary Photographer Peter Schreyer, has given photography instruction to students ages 13 to 17, providing the opportunity for self-expression while exploring the heritage of their community.

From urban Orlando to suburban Apopka to rural Geneva, teens from around Central Florida have completed 20 photographic documentary exhibitions to date, some of which have traveled to Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Museum of Art & Sciences in Daytona Beach, and the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

The 19th Storytellers in Sanford’s Goldsboro community will be the last in a trio of film-based projects taught by Peter Schreyer since 2016, including the Spring Hill community in DeLand and New Smyrna Beach west-side community.

The 20th Storytellers in Eatonville was the first taught by Documentary Photographer and Central Floridian Cynthia Slaughter, who was mentored by Peter during several of his traveling documentary master classes and exhibitions including St. Augustine at 450 in 2015 and The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka in 2017. Both programs were held in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

The talented trio of mentors for both projects was rounded out with the first time participation of noted Sanford author, historian and storyteller Valada Flewellyn.