FORT LAUDERDALE — “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists, will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
Honoring the history of the land now called Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors, the fine art exhibit will be the centerpiece of the history museum’s Native America Heritage Month celebration featuring works from Elgin Jumper, Jimmy Osceola, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham and Stephanie Hall. It will run through Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
“This is an exciting time for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society as we partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to expand our reach by showcasing our unique cultural heritage to a more global audience,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. “On this 101st anniversary of the start of the Seminole Wars and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we remember those who have fought for our survival through fine art, traditional crafts, a showcase of artifacts, historical texts and more during Native American Heritage Month.”
On Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy experimental live readings of historical poetry and prose and purchase works plus view a live art mixed media performance piece by Elgin Jumper and Native American flute player Gordon Oliver Wareham during a VIP event.
The artists will also participate in a curatorial panel discussion on the state of the Native American art scene at 2 p.m. Limited tickets for this separate VIP event are $125 each for the public and complimentary to Fort Lauderdale Historical Society members and Seminole Tribe of Florida members. RSVPs are strongly suggested at https://bit.ly/2OiIWXX.
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