Workshop: Huarache Making with Pilar Agüero-Esparza

Shoe Making Tiburon1

Sunday, February 18, 1-5pm

At 516 ARTS; 516 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque 
FEE: $75 / $70 members (includes materials) 
REGISTER: 505-242-1445, claude@516rts.org

Join guest artist and fourth generation shoemaker, Pilar Agüero-Esparza in a hands-on workshop in which participants design and make leather huaraches, a contemporary Mexican sandal with pre-Columbian origins. Participants will learn basic leather working and weaving techniques to create their very own pair of sandals! Originally from Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Agüero-Esparza was exposed to the potential and richness of materials and the love of the hand-made working with her parents in their shoe repair shop. She received a BA in Art from the University of California Santa Cruz, and MFA from San Jose State University. Agüero-Esparza has been an active artist, arts educator and arts administrator in the Bay Area exhibiting her work in numerous institutions.

Image: Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Tiburón