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STATE OF THE ARTS - Artist Carissa Samaniego

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Colorado artist Carissa Samaniego is the Border Art Residency’s current resident artist. She was chosen to be the first artist to break in their new studio and living space in El Paso’s Five Points neighborhood.

Samaniego is a sculptor who works in various media and with unconventional materials to create pieces that represent the place she works in, to find distinct ways of knowing that are emblematic of their site of origin. Originally Broadcast on April 17, 2021