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The Sage Project, Phase II, Ceremony & Opening Reception
April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Meet the Elders and See the Unveiling at this FREE two-part event.
The Sage Ceremony at 6pm at the Winter Park Community Center includes an original performance by Orlando Ballet Company and School.
The Opening Reception at 7pm will be held across the street at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, unveiling 17 new portraits and living histories of their most senior residents – now in their 80s and 90s – who are natives or longtime residents of the historic African American west side Winter Park community.
There will also be a Panel Discussion with these Sage elders on Saturday, April 13, 2–4pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/2352664621671407/
The oral interviews were lovingly captured by Heritage Center Historians Fairolyn Livingston and Mary Daniels, both longtime residents as well. The exquisite portraits of these elders were captured by documentary photographer Peter Schreyer.
Adding to the existing Sage Project permanent collection
that dates back to 2012, “These histories, however personal,
have a familiarity that resonates with residents of African American communities around the country,” explains Heritage Center Chief Historian Livingston.
The generosity of many made this important project possible. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, with additional support from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida. Funding was also provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Crealdé School of Art is a nonprofit art organization supported in part by memberships; United Arts of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment for the Arts; and various private foundations.
Special thanks to the Winter Park History Museum for co-hosting the opening reception.