At the heart of Mario’s mission is ongoing dedication to grassroots organization and community collaboration. Check back here for continued updates about Mario’s latest projects in motion, which emphasize political activism and progressive social change.
Sometimes called an icon of counter-culture, Mario is often the go-to consulting artist for news on everything from Barrio Logan and Chicano Park to banner art in La Jolla and muralism in Oceanside. Check back here for community news and both recent and archived news and features articles about or related to Mario’s work.
Drawings, paintings, and prints from the collection of Mario’s father, beloved San Diego artist, Guillermo Acevedo. Born in Peru in 1920, Acevedo immigrated to the United States with his family and made a name for himself as a master draftsman, recording the architectural styles of old neighborhoods, Native Americans of the Southwest, and intricate landscapes. He is still known as an artist-observer with great sensitivity, a master at recording the human condition.