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Barefoot Artist of the Seminoles

Oct 16, 2013 08:34AM
Guy LaBree, a talented artist featured in the book, Guy LaBree, Barefoot Artist of the Seminoles, will be guest speaker Thursday, October 24 at a Friends of the Library dinner at Café Karibo.

LaBree grew up in southern Florida in the 1940s and 50s where Seminoles lived at the Hollywood Reservation in thatched roof chickees, and dressed in unique, colorful decorated clothing. He and his native schoolmates exchanged cultural information and he has spent decades interviewing tribal members and learning their history, legends and mythology that form the basis of his paintings. His beautiful paintings have been shown in museums and exhibits around the country. Their depictions of tribal life are considered so authentic that they were chosen for the Seminole Tribe exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. in 2004.

The dinner program begins at 6pm at Café Karibo on 3rd Street. The menu includes roasted pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Tickets are $25 and will be for sale at the Fernandina Beach Library on 4th Street through October 21.