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Rosalinda Guillen talks father’s artistic legacy

 

April 28, 2021

"Tulip Packing". Jesus Guillen. Oil. 33" x 33". 1992. Guillen family collection. Photo courtesy of the Skagit County Historical Museum

La Conner social justice leader Rosalinda Guillen painted a vivid picture of her late father, acclaimed artist Jesus Guillen, during two special presentations at the Skagit County Historical Museum last Thursday.

The local museum is exhibiting the works of Jesus Guillen, whose keen, sensitive portraits of migrant farmworkers in and around La Conner uniquely capture the dignity and skill required to harvest the area’s agricultural bounty.

Rosalinda Guillen added context to her father’s rich artistic legacy during separate appearances, one of which included members of the 2021 Leadershi...



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