The Art of Fellowship: Crealdé School of Art

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The Art of Fellowship: Crealdé School of Art Showcases Works of Emerging Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics Artists
WINTER PARK, FL —On Friday, January 9, 2010, the Fellows of the Photography and Ceramics and Sculpture departments of Crealdé School of Art will be showcased in The Art of Fellowship, which is up through March 13, 2010. These emerging artists are professionally exhibiting their works in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery on the Crealdé campus. Opening night reception is free to the public. The exhibition is always free.

Emerging artists in the Fellowship Program have the opportunity to fine-tune their skills, work closely with instructors, and thrive in a nurturing, artistic environment. The work featured in this exhibit demonstrates the quality and caliber of their achievement. Meet the emerging artists and their mentors. Curated by Department Directors Rick Lang and Vincent Sansone, The Art of Fellowship showcases some extraordinary work.

“We are proud of the enormous strides our students make during their fellowship tenure,” explains Crealdé executive director, Peter Schreyer. “We have literally seen our students transition into professional artists. We prepare them, through events and exhibits such as this show, for their future.”

Fellowship students contribute volunteer hours working as assistants in the Young Artist Program, in the administrative office, and at special events. For their invaluable contributions to the functioning of the school, they are allowed to enroll in two classes of their choice at no charge, and take workshops at a reduced rate. This opens the door to creative exploration for the emerging artists, who otherwise might not develop their skills to the fullest potential.

“The fellows are our ambassadors. The number of hours they dedicate to our programs, their growth as professionals, and the message they impart to the community on a daily basis, is invaluable,” states Schreyer.

Crealdé School of Art is committed to bringing art to the community through hands-on learning with dedicated professional artists, educational outreach programs to the communities of Orlando, and through its fellowship program.

Opening reception, Friday, January 9th
12 noon – 2:00 p.m. (in conjunction with Crealdé Open House)

Crealdé School of Art is a community based non-profit arts organization established in 1975. It features a year-round curriculum of over 90 visual arts classes for students of all ages, two 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, offers innovative programming in the arts and humanities with a focus on local history, cultural preservation, and southern folklore. Through the award-winning Heritage Collection, the center pays tribute to contributions of Winter Park’s historic African American community. For more information, call:

Crealdé School of Art: (407) 671-1886; open M-Th. 9-4, Fri. & Sat. 9-1.

Heritage Center: 407-539-2680; , open Tu.-Th. 12-4, F 12-5, Sat. 10-2.