Mario Torero

Mario Torero is an art "artivist" who works for a vision of better communities for San Diego. He joined the Chicano movement when very young and has worked as a muralist, both working to preserve Chicano park and to make the neighborhood better through the BL/EV (Barrio Logan/East Village) project. Torero is from Peru but grew up in Logan Heights learning art at his father's knee. He is passionate about teaching the younger generation's artistic expression. "Artists are the ones who are pioneers and move forward to change things," says Torero. His own works have been extensively displayed, most recently in the Cannon Gallery annual exhibition.

Naomi Nussbaum - Mario Torero