The Heritage Collection:
Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park
A unique exhibition of history told by the residents who have lived it.
Tuesday - Thursday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Also on display: The Sage Project:
Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories
To see a brief video click here
The Sage Project is part of the permanent collection at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, with photographs by Peter Schreyer.
Next Collection Day TBA.
Purvis Young: Urban Expressionist
January 24 – March 29, 2014
Miami resident Purvis Young, 1943-2010, was an African American artist who commented on the state of his Overtown community through his artwork. Using plywood, cabinet doors, and other debris tossed out by his neighbors, he created art that speaks about the present day lives of black people. A selection of his paintings and books will be on loan from Volusia County art collector Lisa Stone.
An opening night panel discussion, Exploring African American Communities through the Art of Purvis Young, will be moderated by folklorist and UCF Professor Emeritus Kristin Congdon, Ph.D. This panel will discuss the ways in which Young’s perspective of the African American community, specifically and in general, has merit. It will also address Young’s vision of making change.
The opening event begins with the panel discussion from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the adjacent Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church led by folklorist Dr. Kristin Congdon, followed by a reception with live music by the Dwayne Merrett Trio from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, at the Heritage Center.
5th Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Craft Festival.
The Festival features work for sale by Florida folk and traditional craft artists, including the original Florida Highwaymen painters, as well as live folk music, soul food, and a hands-on “Kid Folk” workshop (for ages 5 and up) led by Crealdé artist Lilly Carrasquillo.
March 31 to May 24
Spring Session of Classes and Workshops for adults and children, in painting, drawing, print making, stained glass, photography, jewelry, paper, textiles, ceramics and sculpture.