August 25, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at Kimball Art Center
Event, Exhibition Programming
An evening of cooking demonstrations and food sharing
Maiz/Maize originated in the central region of Mexico, from where it spread to the rest of the Americas. There is evidence that the predominant cultures in Mexico that brought corn to other cultures and regions also brought with them dishes and ways of cooking it. Join us for an evening of cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and food sharing with Mexican and Dine culinary experts.
- Irene Sanchez (Guerrero, Mexico / Park City) – is a Mexican culinary expert, and will demonstrate how to prepare traditional Milpa Tamales from Guerrero, Mexico.
- Lorissa Jackson (Mexican Hat / Monument Valley) – is Kinlichii’nii and born from the Lok’aa’ Dine’e. She will demonstrate how to prepare traditional Blue Corn Mush. Lorissa received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Southern University and taught in the San Juan School District for 30 years. This year she will work at the district office developing curriculum for Navajo Language, Culture, and Government courses.
Kimball Art Center Artist-In-Residence Programming Series
Cooking with Corn / Cocinando con Maíz by Kimball Art Center in conjunction with Artist-in-Residence Jorge Rojas’ community art project Gente de Maíz / People of Corn. This event and others in the series are a partnership between the Kimball Art Center and Artes de México en Utah, Utah Humanities, and Park City Library that present We Are People of Corn / Somos Gente de Maíz. The series of interactive classes, talks, readings, art making and meal sharing takes place in August and September and invites the community to explore the meaning and cultural importance of corn to indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Created in partnership with Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Artes de México en Utah, Utah Humanities, and Park City Library.