Hannibal Square Heritage Center Celebrates Black History Month with Solo Exhibition by Andrew M. Grant

Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Celebrates Black History Month with

Solo Exhibition by Andrew M. Grant

Debut exhibition by former Crealdé Fellowship student features intimate paintings inspired by the natural power and beauty of black women


The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is proud to feature the first solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Andrew M. Grant. Andrew M. Grant: Elementsfeatures an intimate collection of figurative paintings inspired by the natural power and beauty of blackwomento the Upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Feb. 1 through April 6, 2019.

Grant’s paintings pay loving homage to the women in his life, elevating them in lush contextual backgrounds that key into the elements of earth, air, fire and water, with some nudity. Grant’s painstaking sketches done in charcoal on paper from sessions with live models also will be included in the exhibition. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 15, from 7-9 p.m., and Grant will give an Artist Talk on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.

“Andrew Grant’s Elements collection blends the sensitivity and strength of the Black Woman,” saysBarbara Chandler,Hannibal Square Heritage Center Manager.

This is the first solo show for the Jamaican-born artist whose work was first recognized by Crealdé in 2010, when he was a student at the school and his drawing “Progression” was selected for The Art of Hope: A Regional JuriedExhibition Commemorating the FirstAfrican American U.S. President, Barack Obama. Progressionalso will be on display, showing Obama walking with purposeful stride behind a teen girl, her backpack hanging, and her head held high and focused on something ahead.

Grant studied under former Painting & Drawing Director Terry Norris and assisted in a range of Crealdé community projects. Grant also studied privately with Carol Broman and continues to develop his skills. He now lives in Orlando with his wife and two children. He looks forward to sharing his process and plans for the continued development of his Elementseries of paintings. Interviews with Grant also are available upon request.

Exhibition & Events – There is never a charge to visit the Crealdé galleries or sculpture garden, and the opening receptions, tours and talk also are free and open to the public.

What:            Andrew M. Grant: Elements

When:            Feb. 1 to April 6, 2019

Where:          Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery,
642 W. New England Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789, phone 407-539-2680

Hours:           Gallery is open Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Noon-5 p.m. Friday,
and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Reception:    Join us Friday, Feb. 15, from 7-9 p.m., Hannibal Square Heritage Center,
with a welcome talk by Andrew Grant at 8 p.m.

Artist Talk:    Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., Hannibal Square Heritage Center, with a presentation and open discussion with Andrew M. Grant.

Tours:            To schedule a guided tour, email Barbara Chandler, Manager, bchandler@crealde.org, 407-539-2680.

Attached image credits: Andrew M. Grant, detail of Spring (earth), oil on panel, 12×36 in.; and Adriana, charcoal on paper, 13 x 10 in

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.Description: os-et-united-arts-grants-leaders-20170628.jpgDescription: city-of-winter-park.jpgDescription: Arts-&-Culture-Logo-CLR.pngDescription: cbfl-horiz-logo-color.jpg


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