The Crealdé School of Art, a community-based nonprofit arts organization established in 1975, newest documentary project celebrates the oldest city in the United States. A master class of ten photographers captured the oldest city in the nation on the occasion of its’ 450th Anniversary, exploring St. Augustine’s history, preservation efforts, and place as a tourist destination from January to April 2015. Featured photographers: Laura Barthle, Sherri Bunye, Vaughn Dunham, Dennis James, Holly Manus, Jennifer Pereira, Marsee Perkins, Peter Schreyer, Cynthia Slaughter, and Kucku Varghese.
Their objectives were to capture in classical black-and-white images and accompanying oral histories, the city of St. Augustine as a living historic community, a model for historic preservation, a tourist destination, college town and home to a diverse population. Students were assigned specific topics, but also were given the freedom to add their own themes to the project.
This project was led by Peter Schreyer, Senior Faculty in Photography and Executive Director of Crealdé School of Art, and colleague Sherri Bunye, who teaches film and digital photography classes to adults and children at Crealdé School of Art, as well as instructing the Storytellers Teen Documentary Program.
The exhibit is on display in the Rotunda Gallery November 3, 2015-January 21, 2016. Admission is free.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
The St. Johns Cultural Council will host an opening reception for this exhibit on Tuesday, November 2nd, beginning at 8:15 am, just before the Board of County Commission meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.