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‘Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks’ exhibit to open Nov. 15

FORT LAUDERDALE — History Fort Lauderdale will shine a spotlight on the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November.

“Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola and Dante Blais-Billie) will run from Nov. 15, 2019 to Jan. 12, 2020, at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale, an Art Basel partner cultural institution.

“Like a rich tapestry, Fort Lauderdale is a city woven from the colorful traditions and cultures of the indigenous communities that preceded us.

History Fort Lauderdale ‘Seminole Village (Sunset till Midnight)’ by Tia Blais-Billie will be one of the works on display during ‘Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks’ beginning Nov. 15 at History Fort Lauderdale. (History Fort Lauderdale)

Much of our success and influences can be traced back our Seminole ancestors,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. “It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to showcase the fine art of ‘Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks; during Native American Heritage Month.”

Entry to “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general admission.

Cost is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, call 954-463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org.

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