Pilar Aguero-Esparza, upper school art teacher, has been participating in an artist residency in Zero1’s biennial project, “Out of the Garage,” with fellow artist H. Dio Mendoza. The pair spent time with Aguero-Esparza’s father in his shoe shop in South Central Los Angeles. They then furnished their Zero1 artist’s space in San Jose with similar equipment in order to create huarache sandals – traditional, modern and artistic – and other shoes. The Zero1 space will be open through the weekend as various events put on by all the participating artists take place. Aguero-Esparza and Mendoza presented their new line of huarache footwear at a fashion show on Sept. 18, from 7-9 p.m. at Works Gallery in San Jose. Here is a profile of their work and a video of their journey to becoming shoemakers.