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‘Mis Raíces/My Roots,’ an Artist Lecture by Bobby Gaytan is Sept. 20

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:08 am / September 12, 2017

Sketches of Latinos by Bobby GaytanCasita Nepantla cordially invites you to celebrate Latino heritage month by attending an art lecture by Latino artist Bobby Gaytan at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Lookout Room of the Student Union Building. This event is free and open to the public.

Gaytan is an Idaho artist whose work has been displayed in galleries, Boise’s infamous Freak Alley and even on lowrider cars. Gaytan has been invited to display his art in the Casita Nepantla pop-up gallery to celebrate Latino heritage month and as part of ongoing Latinx art exhibits shown in this space.

Artwork by Bobby GaytanGaytan was born in Nampa, Idaho. He grew up as a migrant farmworker, nomadically moving throughout the United States to work in the fields. As a teenager, he was introduced to graffiti and art, and eventually pursued a career as an artist. He attended Boise State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2001. Currently, Gaytan works as an illustrator at the Bureau of Reclamation. He also owns an art and design studio called Blakbook22 where he paints murals, designs logos and creates custom artwork.

In addition, Gaytan is involved in a variety of community outreach programs geared towards youth.