Craft in America announces two new episodes of the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, Craft in America. Now in its 9th season on PBS, Craft in America: BORDERS and Craft in America: NEIGHBORS will be broadcast nationwide on Friday, September 29, 2017 (*check local listings). These episodes are part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

BORDERS and NEIGHBORS explore the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and their cultures. By focusing on this shared history and connection, Craft in America reaches across our southern border to recognize the synergy between our cultural identities and to explore how objects carry heritage, memories, and meaning.

Filming with over 25 craft artists, these episodes take viewers to and from the U.S. and Mexico, exploring the people, history, traditions and crafts, noting how aesthetics cross over and back again. These stories confirm the idea that art is without borders. It is a pathway for creativity and the connections that make us human.

Watch a 1 minute preview of BORDERS:

Watch a 1 minute preview of NEIGHBORS:

Artists in the episodes
BORDERS: Ofelia Esparza, artist; Isaac Vasquez, master dyer/weaver; Jim Bassler, weaver; Kiff Slemmons, artist & jewelry maker; Francisco Toledo, artist

NEIGHBORS: Gerardo Monterrubio, ceramic artist; Judy Baca, mural artist; Carlomagno & Magdalena Pedro Martinez, ceramic artists; Carmen Tapia, Miguel Angel Ortiz, Cristina Romo Castillo, Eduardo Herrera Harfuch, jewelry designers; Jaime Guerrero, glass artist





Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists
August 26, 2017 – January 20, 2018
8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Jaime Guerrero

August 26, 2017 – October 7, 2017
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Jaime Guerrero
Opening reception: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 5pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4pm
Jaime Guerrero artist talk

Gerardo Monterrubio

October 14 – November 25, 2017
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Gerardo Monterrubio
Opening reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4 pm
Gerardo Monterrubio artist talk

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

December 2, 2017 – January 20, 2018
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
Opening Reception & Talk: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 4-6pm


Sun, October 22, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
CRAFT IN AMERICA: BORDERS and NEIGHBORS – A Screening and Discussion for “LA Made” at the Los Angeles Central Library
Join us for a screening followed by a Q&A with three of the local artists featured in the episodes – Jaime Guerrero, Gerardo Monterrubio, and Ofelia Esparza.

November 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018
BORDERS and NEIGHBORS Exhibition at Biscailuz Gallery, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6-8pm

BORDERS and NEIGHBORS Artist Panel – Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Biscailuz Gallery

Music Without Borders Concert – February 11, 2018 from noon – 5pm at Kiosko Plaza at El Pueblo Historical Monument

Educational Outreach – Craft in America Center’s partner schools (Fairfax High School Arts Magnet, Van Nuys High School, Rosewood Elementary School and Clinton Middle School) will visit the exhibition at the Biscailuz Gallery at El Pueblo Historical Monument and experience docent tours of the park. There will also be hands-on-workshops onsite.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California.

Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury arts in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th century AfroBrazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.

Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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This project has been made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit