10-19-21 Alfred J. Quiroz, Vietnam UFO/USO Encounters
Martin Willis Live Shows
Streamed live on Oct 19, 2021
Vietnam War veteran, Alfred J. Quiroz his UFO/USO incidents while he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Alfred dropped out (neighborhood internet outage) and callers for the end of the show, including Linda Zimmermann.
BIO: Born on May 9, 1944 in Tucson, AZ. Upon graduation from High School in 1963, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in Vietnam, 1964-65 & 1966. Completed active duty as an Assistant Navigator (E- 5) and received an Honorable Discharge in 1967.
Accepted at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1968. Mentored by Peter Saul, Wally Hedrick, Jeremy Anderson, and Sam Tchkalien. Received two in-house scholarships in 1970 & 1971 and was honored with an early graduation in 1971 BFA Painting.
In 1973 was accepted to the R.I. School of Design, graduated with an MAT in Art Education, in 1974. Taught at two alternative high schools, both private and public and worked for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts as a Visual Arts Specialist. Active artist in the Providence art scene, he founded and directed two galleries. 1978-79, he was hired as the Project Coordinator for an ESAA federal grant in the Central Falls, R.I. school district.
In 1979, moved back to Tucson to re-establish his studio and base of operations. In 1982, was accepted into the University of Arizona MFA Painting Program, graduated in 1984. Mentored by Robert Colescott, James G. Davis and Bruce McGrew.
In 1985-89, he was selected into the Artist-in-Education Program for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was a member of the Dinnerware Artist Cooperative in Tucson in that interim. Travelled extensively throughout the state as part of the A.I.E. Program.
In 1988, received the Arizona Artist Award ($25,000) from the Tucson Community Foundation, one of five finalists. 1989, the University of Arizona hired him as an Assistant Professor. Appointed Area Director of Painting, 1993-1995, 1997-2003, 2004-2005 and was the 2D Chair until 2017. In 1995 his work was included in the publication “Redefining American History Painting”, Cambridge University Press. Received Clinton King Purchase Award at Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Fe, 1996. Applied for and received a sabbatical in 1996. Invited to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico to conduct a mural workshop with members of Grupo Maya. In May 1998, was invited to the Academy of Art and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia as a guest professor to establish an exchange program. In July of 1999, participated in Vision 21 Art Exchange Program, Legends of China Foundation, Beijing, China. In November of 1999, had first international solo exhibition at Gallery B.A.I. in Barcelona, Spain. His work was selected for inclusion for the publication, “George Washington: American Symbol,” Hudson Hills Press, NY, 1999.
Complete bio & more recent sighting (image): podcastufo.com/show-notes/alf…
Excellent tales of sightings. His internet goes out after a while and then there are other good folks on reporting some more.