Muralist and artist PAUL BOTELLO will be part of a class, Rural and Social Movements, this next Wednesday, April 27th at 3:15 PM at Pitzer College Broad Hall 210 where he will make a slide show historical presentation pertinent to our Mexican-origin immigrant/working class communities and discuss the development of murals and art that he has been part of in East Los Angeles and the region. As part of the class, he will take students on a tour of the murals that he worked on (with students) at the Pitzer College campus.
Paul Botello was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He earned a BA and an MFA from Cal State University, Los Angeles. He teaches art in the LAUSD school system and has taught, in the past, at the Claremont Colleges. In 1994 he traveled to Berlin, Germany where he collaborated on a giant mural titled “Global Chessboard.” Other recently completed murals include “Citizens of the World” at Esperanza School, and “In Unison” at the Maravilla Housing Facility. He also completed a large-scale mural on the Metro Gold Line construction fence that was located at First Street and Soto. Portions of the mural can now be found at the Pueblo del Sol Community Center in East Los Angeles. He has painted a number of murals in the Inland Empire region where he has collaborated with Pitzer students including five murals on the Pitzer campus and two murals (of collaboration with Pitzer students and day laborers): a mural at the Pomona Day Labor Center and one at Vina Danks school in Ontario. Botello lives and works in East Los Angeles, and exhibits his work in Los Angeles and abroad.
Jose Zapata Calderon