Navajo Poet Laureate and University of New Mexico English Professor Luci Tapahonso shares how her poetry honors words on this week's episode of COLORES! New Mexico PBS' weekly arts and culture series. "Things that a person says, that a person literally utters, is a sacred thing," Tapahanso said.

¡COLORES! airs Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on Ch.5.1, and is a weekly art series devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance. ¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Joining Tapahanso on this week's episode are painter Luke Hillestad, whose inspirations are Rembrandt and Caravaggio, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg, who uses company logos to create intricate patterns, and Jayden Moore who reassembles momentos from the early 20th century.

For over 20 years, ¡COLORES! specials have explored the arts, music, history and culture of New Mexico and the American southwest. The program is presented through a collaboration between New Mexico PBS and the Public Television Major Market Group (MMG), a public television affinity group.

Media Contact: Evy Todd (505) 277- 1218, email: etodd@newmexicopbs.org