Monday, September 25, 2017

Crealde School of Art, Lake Apopka Exhibit

       On Friday September 15, Crealde School of Art in collaboration with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, unveiled a very special exhibit. The exhibit titled " The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka" presents a snapshot of the cultural history of Lake Apopka.

The project led by Peter Schreyer, came to life with the help of 24 local photographers and plein air painters who over the period of seven months, captured aspects of the Lake Apopka's grand landscape. The final project is made up of fifty-nine art pieces captioned with historical information connecting the artwork to the past and present history of Lake Apopka.

Featured in the art is Apopka local, Linda Lee, former farm worker and current advocate for the health issues of agricultural workers in Apopka.

      The Lake Apopka Art pieces will be displayed in Crealde's winter park locations, The Alice & William Jenkins Gallery and the Hannibal Square Heritage center. The exhibit will be relocated in the winter of 2018 as part of a traveling exhibit in Florida.

Linda Lee admiring her portrait taken by photographer KuKu Varghese seen standing on the right

Linda Lee and her grandchildren

For more information about "The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka " exhibit details and building hours, please visit the Crealde School of art website. 

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