The 49507 Project is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

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Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

Alynn Guerra

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The 49507 Project: Alynn Guerra

Project 49507 is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

Can we plant seeds that will bloom into the south side becoming a Multicultural Arts District?

Alynn Guerra

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About Alynn Guerra

Born and raised in Mexico City, I have now lived in Grand Rapids for more than half of my life; that affords me bilingual and bi-cultural insight.

In pursuing a career in graphic design I instead discovered printmaking and its inherent practical and social nature. Over the past 25 years, my love for printmaking has grown deeper.

 My work is inspired by my concern for the environment, relationships in nature, social justice, and food issues. I strive to create work that is easy to look at but difficult to swallow. 

Currently, I work from my studio at Tanglefoot and belong to that amazing collective of artists.

Besides being a printmaker,  I am a gardener, but I also enjoy cooking, paper making, paper cutting, mosaic making, dancing, creating with my daughter, and walking with my dog while listening to audiobooks.

I recently completed a mural and mosaic project on Grandville Avenue, and a printmaking art residency in Veracruz, Mexico.

Liberation
Getting free from visible or invisible forces of oppression. Learning one’s history and place in the world so no one else does it for you.

Reclamation

To recover what is rightfully ours.

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