Zarco Guerrero [Juañeno/Acjachemem] has been a force in the Arizona art scene since the early seventies, as a multi-media artist and community arts advocate. He has participated in the Artist in Education program of the Arizona Arts Commission and has conducted workshops throughout the U.S. since 1972. The artist has had one-man shows in Mexico and throughout the United States. He is the founder of Xicanindio Artes, Inc. , a non profit organization dedicated to better understanding of Latino and Native American arts in Mesa,AZ. And he also co-founded Cultural Coalition.com in Phoenix. In 1984, PBS broadcasted nationally a one hour documentary about his art entitled The Mask of El Zarco. In 1986 he was awarded the prestigious Japan Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and spent one year in Kyoto, Japan, studying the Noh Masks as an apprentice to Joshun Fukakusa. From Japan, the artist investigated mask carving in Bali, Indonesia and China. In 1990, Zarco was received the Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant to pursue his mask carving in Mexico. He was the mask maker for La Mascarada la Vida, a play by Childsplay, Inc. in which he also played the lead male and co-composed the musical score. This play was featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 1991 The Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University and its dance department performed A Song for the Forest People, a dance/opera written by Zarco in which over 30 of his masks were featured. In 1993 he was awarded Arizona's Governor's Arts Award for his artistic contributions to the community. In 1994 he was the recipient of the 1994 Scottsdale Arts Council's Chairman's Artist Award. Zarco had made powerful anti-violence videos for TV. He performed regularly for many years with the Latin and world beat band Zúm Zúm Zúm. Zarco completed in 1998 an over life size bronze sculpture of Farm worker Leader César Chávez commissioned by the City of Phoenix. Face to Face in a Frenzy (now available on DVD) is a one man play by Zarco in which masks are extensively used, has been performed both locally and nationally at theaters, schools, conferences and community audiences. Zarco regularly portrays El Diablo as the lead role in La Pastorela, a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Mexican drama. Most recently Zarco and his family have written and produced Que Pasión! - An Extraordinary Easter Story, which depicts the crucifixion and the resurrection from a unique Chicano perspective. He is most well known for the masks that he carves and displays throughout the Southwest.