Multidisciplinary Chicano artist Ernest Marcos Saenz was born in Boyle Heights. His father, a Zoot Suiter from the 40's and an artist in his own right, instilled in his children an insatiable desire to be artistically creative. Saenz is also a musician, actor/director, writer and artist & literary representative.
Saenz is currently organizing a series of projects intended to bring Chicano Art and Literature to a wider audience by utilizing the artwork to produce Chicano themed products for the mainstream commercial market.
Floricanto Press at www.floricantopress.com is featuring one such project - the Chicano Calendar ~ Aņo Tochtli 2006, as well as a creative output of Latino publications.