Watch a 2 minute preview of the BORDERS & NEIGHBORS episode. PBS premiere September 29, 2017 (*check local listings)
BORDERS and NEIGHBORS explore the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other and their cultures. Filming with over 25 craft artists – weavers, ceramic artists, papermakers, jewelers, muralists, altar makers – 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.
The BORDERS and NEIGHBORS episodes are part of Craft in America’s participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Please see the related exhibitions Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists, a trio of solo artist exhibitions by Mexican-Californian craft pioneers, at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles August 2017 – January 2018.
Archival courtesy of Keay Edwards