An exhibit titled “Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles” is on display at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee through Jan. 29, 2017.
An opening reception, featuring medicine man Bobby Henry and live music from the Rita Youngman Band, was held Sept. 29.
The exhibit features original and reproduction paintings by LaBree, who passed away at age 73 on New Year’s Day 2015. His artwork portrays Seminole lifestyles, legends and history as well as nature scenes.
A self-taught artist, LaBree created hundreds of paintings depicting Seminole life, some of which hang in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and in Seminole government buildings.
Also on display are objects from LaBree’s studio, including the easel and palette he used throughout his career. Other artifacts in the exhibit demonstrate the connection he had with the Tribe since his childhood near the Hollywood reservation.
The exhibit celebrates LaBree’s life, art and unique relationship with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.