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Guy LaBree Seminole exhibit opens in Tallahassee

From left, Lisa Dunbar, Museum of Florida History senior curator; Jeana Brunson, museum director; Bobby Henry; Pat LaBree, widow of Guy LaBree; and Secretary of State Ken Detzner attend an opening reception Sept. 29 for the Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles. The exhibit is on display until Jan. 29, 2017 in Tallahassee.
From left, Lisa Dunbar, Museum of Florida History senior curator; Jeana Brunson, museum director; Bobby Henry; Pat LaBree, widow of Guy LaBree; and Secretary of State Ken Detzner attend an opening reception Sept. 29 for the Guy LaBree: Painted Stories of the Seminoles. The exhibit is on display until Jan. 29, 2017 in Tallahassee. (Peter B. Gallagher photo)

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.

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Rita Youngman performs Sept. 29 at the opening reception of an exhibit featuring Guy LaBree’s Seminole paintings.
Rita Youngman performs Sept. 29 at the opening reception of an exhibit featuring Guy LaBree’s Seminole paintings. (Peter B. Gallagher photo)

 

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Beverly Bidney
Beverly Bidney has been a reporter and photographer for The Seminole Tribune since 2012. During her career, she has worked at various newspapers around the country including the Muskogee Phoenix in Oklahoma, Miami Herald, Associated Press, USA Today and other publications nationwide. A NAJA award winning journalist, she has covered just about everything over the years and is an advocate for a strong press. Contact her at beverlybidney@semtribe.com.
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