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Artists I admire: Alynn Guerra

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In this series I spotlight some of my favorite artists, many of who inspire me and my designs in some way. I hope you find a new favorite to love!

Artist + Business Name:

Alynn Guerra of Red Hydrant Press

Red Hydrant Press website

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Alynn Guerra's Red Hydrant Press Etsy shop

Red Hydrant Press instagram

What I love about her style:

I have always been drawn to linocuts and the natural texture they create. And despite my love of bright color I can truly appreciate the high contrast that black and white brings. One of Guerra's pieces, the poster design for the 2011 Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, anchors a wall in my living room and I've continued to us black, white, and red as the color theme for that room. Additionally, I also appreciate her themes of nature and her commentary on life through the use of skeletons (reminiscent of Day of the Dead imagery from her native Mexico).

What I love about her:

First, I am always inspired by women artists who are also entrepreneurs. I keep my eyes on them for a guide to what is possible with my own business. Despite moving here as an adult, Guerra is deeply integrated within the Grand Rapids arts scene and I admire her dedication to being a part of a larger community.

Read more:

Getting to know printmaker Alynn Guerra as she works to recover from flooding in Tanglefoot Studio
Light Conversations | February 2019

Guerra’s Grit: Artist Alynn Guerra doesn’t have time to lounge around
Cultured GR | February 2018

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