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Alberto Alfonso

Cuban-born Alberto Alfonso is President of Alfonso Architects, an award-winning 35-member architecture firm located in Tampa, Florida.  He has exhibited his paintings in the US and Italy, and they are permanently installed in the Nielsen Media Global Technology Center, the Mission of St. Mary Chapel and Carmel Café. Alfonso received the American Institute of Architects State of Florida 2008 Design Honor Award.

Poetry

We thought again of Francisco de Zurbarán’s hands
And if what they held had half the weight

Of beauty and half the heft of truth, his
Beautifully dressed martyrs, ready to wear

Their death, which will continue to remain
Unfashionable

Edward Mayes Alberto Alfonso