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Quetzal Visions

As an artist, Juan Quetzal utilizes painting, sculpting, graphic design and interactive art installations as a means of healing, both for himself and the people his art touches.  Quetzal possesses Indigenous roots in both Mexico and in New Mexico among the Tiwa Pueblo and the Mexica.  He envisions his art as a conduit that connects him with his heritage and a mechanism that allows him to reclaim his Indigeneity. Collaborating with his wife, Quetzal and Xochil Art are currently building a nonprofit aimed at connecting indigenous people's back to their roots. As a local organizer, Quetzal helps to promote mental health awareness, cultural revivalism, and the protection of Mother Earth.  Driven by a passion for building community, he strives to reshape the image of Las Vegas, showing that the city goes far beyond the neon lights. Quetzal is also a trained alcohol & drug counselor and works with the Love Yourself Foundation, where he serves as a board member and resident artist. For him, art is a form of therapy and his creations are rooted with the intention to provide medicine for others. Quetzal’s ultimate goal with his art is to facilitate a connection for the viewer back to the Creator, reminding them there is still magic in the world and that we are all a part of it.

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