Story Corps
Connect the Bay: Pinata Artist

Patty Botello has been making piñatas since she was a little girl.  Though some are destined to be joyously destroyed by children at parties, much of her work is museum quality and intended for gallery exhibition.  She transforms simple household materials and recycled objects into stunning artwork that amuses and inspires.  Patty is particularly gratified when children run to her papier-maché creations to give them a big hug.  She is currently a Cultura Power Fellow at San Jose's MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana).   

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