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Arts Center shows ‘Artists of the Everglades’

See smaller Even Cassandra Osceola's clothes seem a work of art. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Even Cassandra Osceola's clothes seem a work of art. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Lisa Gancy views a painting of alligator wrestling. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Artist Leroy wears traditional Seminole garb for the reception. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Artist Leroy Osceola, center, with his mother Peggy Osceola and wife Cassandra Osceola. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Goodland artist Tara O'Neill, who put the show together, views 'Big Shirt' by Jimmy Osceola. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Some canvases, like Leroy Osceola's 'America - See It Like a Native,' had overt messages. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Paul Krueger, Jan Linman, and Laverne Davy chat. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Even Cassandra Osceola's clothes seem a work of art. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Shannon Holland inspects 'The Sacred Path,' by Leroy Osceola, priced at $16,000. The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Winterberry Drive Tuesday, showcasing the work of Native American Seminole artists. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Artist Leroy “Henahayo” Osceola stood with his wife and his mother in the main gallery at the Marco Island Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening, after most of the guests had departed. When a question was posed to the mother, she looked to her son, who translated into the Seminole language.

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