BORDERS

BORDERS explores the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other. Artists, organizations and events featured include the Day of the Dead celebration, master altar builder Ofelia Esparza and Self Help Graphics & Art in Los Angeles; weaver J. Isaac Vásquez Garcia and family of Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico; American weaver Jim Bassler and potter Veralee Bassler; the colorful Guelaguetza parade in Los Angeles; and Chicago artist Kiff Slemmons who works with maestro Francisco Toledo at the Art Paper Workshop in Mexico. This episode confirms that art is without borders. It is a pathway for creativity and the connections that make us all human. PBS premiere September 29, 2017 (*check local listings)