New Mexico Santero Nicholas Herrera, artist Michelle Lassaline, photojournalist Eddie Adams, and ballet teachers Juan Trujillo and Stefani Schrimpf

Air Date: Saturday April 8th at 4pm on 5.1

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New Mexico santero, Nicholas Herrera, weaves contemporary storytelling with traditional folk art.

“The thing about folk art is it’s something from the soul, it’s nothing you read in a book. It’s something you live, something that lives in you. That’s what folk art is all about.”

Artist Michelle Lassaline combines painting, performance and mask-making to inspire childlike wonder.

Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams was often troubled that photos don’t tell the whole story.

“He was very favorable towards the boat people picture. Not because of the photography, but because the pictures had an impact on a political situation which involved the opening up the gates to Vietnamese immigration.”

Juan Trujillo and wife Stefani Schrimpf, of the Kansas City Ballet, teach young dancers the steps and the discipline ballet requires.

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Celebrating the creative spirit, ¡COLORES! broadcasts Saturday afternoons at 4pm. ¡COLORES! is a production of New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV. Funding for ¡COLORES! was provided in part by, The Nellita E. Walker Fund, KNME-TV Endowment Fund, The Great Southwestern Arts & Education Endowment Fund… and Viewers Like You.

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