Eatonville And Sanford Storytellers Exhibit Opening: A Tremendous Success

Storytellers: Leviticus Henderson, Alexander McMillion, Brittany Jones, Instructor, Cynthia Slaughter and Crealde’s Curator, Patrick Knowles. (Photo Credit: Peter Schreyer)
Crealde’s Curator Patrick Knowles and Storyteller Alexander McMillion (Photo Credit: Cynthia Slaughter)


WINTER PARK – Teens from the Velma H. Williams, Boys and Girls Club in Sanford (Storytellers 19) and Joe R. Lee Boys and Girls Club in Eatonville (Storytellers 20) took part in a photography class where they photographed the people and places in their town.

The exhibit, “See Through Our Eyes: Storytellers 19 & 20”, Sanford/Goldsboro and Eatonville opened at Crealde’s, Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, on Saturday June 17th.  The opening was tremendous success.

Watching the storytellers walk into the gallery to see their well-attended exhibit was a beautiful sight.

While enjoying the photographs, the guest marveled at the age of the students and the quality of the work they produced in just 9 weeks.

I heard the excitement in the parent’s voices and the expression on their faces was priceless. The parents of Leviticus Henderson just beamed as they viewed their son’s photograph of the Eatonville water tower.  What a proud moment. The young storytellers captured their town the way they saw it and did an excellent job. Teaching the young people photography was a wonderful experience for me and like their parents, I was proud.

The “See Through Our Eyes…” exhibit will be on display through August.  Make sure to see it and take a young person.