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Land & Power: Sense of family with Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

Land & Power: Sense of family with Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

By Forterra NW
With Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

In the third episode of Land & Power, we speak with artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez about his Cuban heritage, immigrating to the United States, and inspiration for his art.

Cuban-born Juan Alonso-Rodríguez is a self-taught artist and arts activist with a career spanning over three decades in Seattle. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and is included in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Microsoft, Swedish Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and General Mills, among others.

About Land & Power: Stories of belonging

We’re interested in hearing from people of color doing groundbreaking and thoughtful work related to land. We’re asking them about how land connects to power and privilege, the concept and history of land ownership, and how land connects to our health and wellbeing.