It’s difficult to imagine that the brightly painted and beaded art objects neatly displayed in Robert Espinoza’s workshop were once seemingly insignificant gourds grown and harvested in fields. But Robert, or Bob, as he likes to be called, has the gift of turning the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Born and raised in Santa Paola, California, Bob and his wife, Yolanda, moved from California to El Paso because . . .

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