Our guest this month, Charlie Carrillo, is uniquely steeped in New Mexico art, culture, and history. Carrillo is a santero, an artist who carves, draws, and paints santos (images of saints). But, Carrillo is no ordinary santero; his works, for example, are in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and the Denver Museum of Art. Carrillo is also a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Remarkably, all of this occurred only after Carrillo received a doctorate from UNM in anthropology/archaeology and he became intrigued by the work of the original santeros of 18 C. New Mexico. So please join host Stephen Spitz as we discuss the transition of Charles Carrillo from studying santeros to becoming the most prominent such artist in the US. Produced with the assistance of John Burgund and Joe Green.