Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Seminole Indian Exhibit Opens Friday Night

Anyone in the greater Fort Myers, Florida, area will want to be certain to visit the Lee County Alliance for the Arts Gallery in Fort Myers for the opening of a stunning new exhibit of photographs from the collection of Woody Hanson.

Covering every wall are photographs taken of the Seminole village in the Florida Everglades and their inhabitants.

Hanson's father was a medical doctor who ministered to the Seminole sin their home villages and became trusted as a friend and ally. Hanson grew up with the Seminoles and he too came to be known as trusted friend and councillor. These photographs from his personal collection provide a unique insight into a culture that is deeply secretive. The exhibit is entitled, " A Photographic Journey with the White Medicine Man."

The exhibition opens Friday night with a special reception from 5 to 7 PM. All are invited to attend. Woody Hanson also will lecture on the culture of the Seminoles on Wednesday, January 23 and February 27. (Mark your calendars.)

The Alliance campus is located on the southeast corner of Colonial Boulevard and McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, Florida. Enter 10091 McGregor Blvd in your GPS unit, or take the Colonial Boulevard exit from I-75, travel west until the Cape Coral Bridge, stay in the right lane to turn left under the overpass onto southbound McGregor. The campus will be on your left.
Tribal Artery is brought to you by Susanne Waites and William Ernest Waites, who are members of the Alliance for the arts and who provide support through their online tribal art galleries, including, featuring examples of authentic Seminole dolls and baskets.

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