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Esperanza Zane


Born in San Diego California, Esperanza has been in Salida for 5 years.  Esperanza recently finished a 3 year stint as kHEN's Station Coordinator and Development Director before that. She still continues with helping kHEN with treasury duties and has recently added downloading syndicated shows to her volunteering efforts. kHEN would not exist in our wonderful organized state without EZ.

Esperanza has been a textile artist her entire life, she is currently exploring the medium of felt. She began her textile career in 1972 as a spinner and dyer, and for five years sold hand spun yarns to fiber supply stores under the business name The Wool Works.

In the mid-1980’s, and for the next fifteen years, she developed hand woven fabrics and clothing. Her small production studio produced cotton coats, jackets, and shawls for the art wear market and were sold at galleries nationally, including The Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Julie: Artisans’ Gallery, New York, NY, Obiko, San Francisco and many more.

Thank you Esperanza!