This story first appeared in the Winter edition of the Harker Quarterly.
This September upper school art instructor Pilar Aguero-Esparza participated in Zer01’s biennial project, “Out of the Garage.” This project offers artists from all over the country a chance to display their art for the public as it is in the process of being made. The display, which took place in the South Hall of the San Jose Convention Center, was part of a series of events occurring throughout the middle of September to highlight the completed residency projects.
For her residency, Aguero- Esparza collaborated with fellow artist Dio Mendoza, a professor at California State Monterey, to learn “the entire process of designing and fabricating the traditional Mexican sandal – el huarache.” While their project was on display at the convention center, upper school students taking AP Studio Art took a field trip to view all the art exhibits. For the “Out of the Garage” exhibition Aguero-Esparza and Mendoza presented their new line of footwear at a fashion show at Works Gallery in San Jose.