Mural reflects UCSD diversity

Artist Mario Torero and Fernando Vossa talk about the mural that was unveiled last week at UCSD. The art project was commissioned to celebrate UCSD’s diversity and reflect the real communities of California. A native of Peru, who lives and works in San Diego, Torero has been using his talent to embody in visual images the hidden history of Latino communities for many years. He collaborated with UCSD students and staff on the design of the Chicano history mural. The images in the mural represent key elements of Mexican-American history and culture in California and feature iconic figures such as Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The mural is a temporary installation on canvas. It will hang in Peterson Hall during the fall quarter through Dec. 12; afterward, it will be available for future installations.