Arturo Villaseñor, born in Mexico City in 1965, is a multifaceted artist and educator. He graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics. With a passion for restoration, Arturo dedicated several years to preserving the architectural heritage of Mexico City. Notable projects included the restoration of iconic buildings such as the Postal Palace, Guarantees Building, East Portico of the Palace of Fine Arts, The Postal Palace, and the Monument to the Mother. During this time, he had the privilege of working alongside esteemed restoration masters, painters, and skilled craftsmen, honing his expertise in the field.
In 2000, Arturo relocated to Oregon and began his career in adult education and social work. Collaborating closely with the Mexican Consulate, he played a pivotal role in establishing the first “Plaza Comunitaria” in Washington County, providing educational resources and support to the Latino community. Additionally, he served as the coordinator of the Access Technology Program at Centro Cultural, where he empowered individuals through computer literacy and facilitated business training for Latino entrepreneurs.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Arturo continuously nurtured his artistic pursuits. As a poet, professional painter, graphic designer, sculptor, translator, writer, and photographer, he expressed his creativity and enriched his understanding of different artistic disciplines. His artistic journey has been marked by a relentless dedication to sharpening his craft and exploring the diverse realms of artistic expression.
Through his work in both education and the arts, Arturo remains deeply committed to fostering cultural enrichment, empowering individuals, and promoting community engagement. His diverse skill set and unwavering passion make him a respected figure in the Portland Metro area, known for his contributions to nonprofit organizations such as Adelante Mujeres and Centro Cultural of Washington County.
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