Centro Cultural de la Raza, Balboa Park, CA, 1997

Piñatas Encantadas represents the collaborative visions of artist Roberto Salas, piñata artisans Rosaleo Hernandez of Tijuana, Sra. Leonor Ochoa, Mari Rodriguez and Gabriela Gonzalez of San Diego. Workshops held under the guidance of the artist and artisans invited students and community members to design and create piñatas which are also included in the exhibition. Together, they have reinvented the history and mythology of the Mexican piñata, celebrated its tradition, and reveled in Its grandeur.