Boccalero, Karen

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Boccalero, Karen Gender: F
Carmen Rose Boccalero
born on 19 May 1933 at 23:15 (= 11:15 PM )
Place Globe, Arizona, 33n24, 110w47
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°39 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 23°35'


American Roman Catholic nun, fine artist, and founder and former director of Self-Help Graphics & Art. She earned an MFA as a printmaker at Temple University.

Self-Help Graphics was both a print studio and a Chicano community centre in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, with Sister Karen as its longtime director. She worked to highlight Mexican cultural elements in much of the studio's output, and in the educational programs that they undertook. Boccalero was a persuasive fundraiser for the program. Her training as an artist informed her work supporting emerging artists. She considered the studio her mission, as a Franciscan nun, and her order recognized it as such, even while she was supporting Willie Herrón in bringing East Los Angeles punkero bands to perform regularly in the studio.

Karen Boccalero died on 24 June 1997, aged 64, of a heart attack at East Los Angeles, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MFA)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic nun)