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Seminole artists gather at Seminole Okalee Indian Village

HOLLYWOOD — On Sept. 9, some of the most talented Seminole artists gathered at Okalee Indian Village in Hollywood to be interviewed by Seminole Media Productions broadcasting unit. The artists discussed their interest in art, their artwork, and its meaning in the Seminole community and beyond.

Those present included Durante Blais-Billie, Tia Blais-Billie, Elgin Jumper, Jackie Osceola, Jessica Osceola, Jimmy Osceola, Samuel Tommie and Gordon Wareham.

Tara Chadwick helped organize the gathering.

From left, Gordon Wareham, Elgin Jumper, Jimmy Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Tara Chadwick, Jackie Osceola, Tia Blais-Billie, Durante Blais-Billie and Jessica Osceola pose for a photo at Okalee Indian Village on Sept. 9 in Hollywood. (Photo Analicia Austin)
Tia Blais-Billie and Durante Blais-Billie. (Photo Analicia Austin)
Tia Blais-Billie shows a necklace she created. (Photo by Analicia Austin)
Samuel Tommie smiles while he waits to be interviwed. (Photo Analicia Austin)
Elgin Jumper poses with one of his paintings at Okalee Village. (Photo by Analicia Austin)