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Updated: 04/10/2014 08:00:01AM

DeSoto County artist Guy LaBree honored in Tallahassee

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY LUKE WILSON

Guy LaBree displays the Florida Folok Heritage Award he recently received in Talahassee, in recognition of his contributions to Florida culture, especially for his paintings of Seminole life.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

Guy LaBree with Florida's First Lady Ann Scott and Florida's Secretary of State Ken Detzner during the March 18 ceremony in Tallahassee.

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How many DeSoto County residents not only have had a song written in their honor by Florida folk songwriter Frank Thomas, but also have displayed their artwork in the Smithsonian Museum? Guy LaBree is not only at the top of the list, he’s the only one on that list.

On March 18, LaBree was one of several recipients of the Florida Heritage Award in Tallahassee, a well-deserved honor long overdue. He’d been nominated 10 years ago without being chosen, and was nominated again last year. His work speaks for itself.

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