Peter Schreyer launches Crealdé Photography Guild

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Peter Schreyer launches
Crealdé Photography Guild
Opening Presentation 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 30
It’s a year of new beginnings for Peter Schreyer, Executive Director of
Crealdé School of Art.
Last week Schreyer opened a solo documentary photography
exhibition at Cornell Fine Arts Museum titled Peter Schreyer:
Returning Home. The black-and-white images and personal text
capture the Swiss native’s recent visit to his hometown of Pieterlen,
Switzerland. The show continues through April 5.
This Friday, the story behind Schreyer’s Pieterlen exhibition will be
the opening presentation for the new Crealdé Photography Guild. The
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. program will be held in the school’s Showalter
Hughes Community Gallery on the main Winter Park campus.
Schreyer’s hope is to attract, engage and retain film and digital
photography students of all levels. “Come share time with people that
have a passion for photography,” invites Schreyer, who also serves
as the Interim Director of the Photography Department.
The new Crealdé Photography Guild will meet on the last Friday of
each month for presentations by established photographers, as well
as offering reviews, image sharing, technical demonstrations and field
Also new to the campus is the just-completed digital printing area and
revamped darkroom – the final projects in an extensive multiyear,
multiphase renovation to the Photography Department that equips
students to practice both film and digital photography processes.
642 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Tel 407-539-2680
The stellar reputation for Crealdé School of Art Documentary Projects
dates back to 1998 and The Last Harvest: A Tribute to the Life and
Work of the Lake Apopka Farmworkers, a major photography and
oral history project funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council. This exhibit has traveled the state of Florida since 1998, and 1
was last exhibited in 2014 by the City of Winter Garden.
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Last summer, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a program of Crealdé School of
Art, hosted Business as Community Life ─ Winter Park 2013, a collaboration with the
Winter Park History Museum. As a reflection of contemporary culture, a cross
section of Winter Park businesses were selected to create a valuable historic record
for the future. Twelve advanced Crealdé students, under the direction of professional
documentary photographers Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye, photographed 27
businesses, chosen for their historic architecture or long-term presence in the
There are still a few spaces in the photography master class that will produce the St.
Augustine at 450 Documentary Project, which will debut June 19 – August 29, 2015
at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 27,
with Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye for interested advanced-level students.
Participants will be introduced to the history and techniques of the classic
documentary style of photography while creating a cohesive project. This
documentary will examine the oldest city’s past, its preservation efforts, and its place
as a tourist destination, college town and home to a diverse population. (Tuition:
Members $280 • Non-members $300.)
Upcoming dates: Crealdé Photography Guild
Presentations are on the last Friday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews
Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792. There is no admission fee. For information, call 407671-1886, or visit
January 30 – Crealdé Executive Director Peter Schreyer discusses his new solo
exhibition at Cornell Fine Arts Museum, “Peter Schreyer: Returning Home.”
February 27 – Christ Bolton presents “From Film to Digital - Three Decades of
Street Photography in Florida and Mexico.”
March 27 – Sherri Bunye presents “Light-painting in Crealdé Sculpture Garden.”
April 24 – Jon Manchester presents “How to Make Amazing Monochromes.”
May 29 – Crealdé Faculty Leads “Walking Photo Field Trip: From Heritage Center to
Casa Feliz in Winter Park.”
June 26 – Sherri Bunye discusses her experiences teaching Crealdé’s Storytellers
Teen Documentary Program.
Attached image: “Passenger Train Stop at Night,” 2013, by Peter Schreyer