September 2, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at Kimball Art Center
Event, Exhibition Programming
For more than 10 years, multidisciplinary artist Jorge Rojas has used performance, installation, and social practice to celebrate the spiritual significance of corn in cultures throughout the Americas. Rojas will talk about his project People of Corn / Gente de Maíz where he invited the community to co-create an installation at Kimball Art Center inspired by his own cultural roots and indigenous creation stories around corn. Through this project, Rojas hopes to establish a space for meaningful and lasting cross-cultural exchange.
For those unable to attend the event in-person, the talk will be broadcast on Facebook Live.
Kimball Art Center Artist-in-Residence Programming Series
Stories of Maize / Historias de Maíz is presented as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival 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.
This series of classes is funded by Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Utah Humanities, and Park City Library, with additional support from Holy Cross Ministries in Park City.
Created in partnership with Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Artes de México en Utah, Utah Humanities, and Park City Library.