By Abbie DeMuth – – Photo: Mia Fortunado | staff photographer.

Photo: Lucia Beatty, a freshman peace studies major, views Natalia Anciso’s “Trespassers (smile series),” at California’s La Frontera gallery exhibition.

Magenta flowers with yellow centers. Wendy M., a freshman film production major, grew up watching her mother cross stitch designs of colorful fruits and floral patterns on to decorative kitchen towels. Walking into the La Frontera – The Border: Art Across the Border Sept. 4, Wendy was attracted to artist Natalie Anciso’s “Trespassers (Smile Series),” which consisted of eight handkerchiefs stretched on embroidery loops, each decorated with watercolor designs of colored blossoms. She was immediately taken back to her childhood and watching her mother work.

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