September 15, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
at Kimball Art Center
Event, Exhibition Programming
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Kimball Art Center is excited to host Artist-in-Residence Jorge Rojas in conversation with Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, author of Our Sacred Maiz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas. This program is a part of People of Corn, an exhibition by Jorge Rojas.
“If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.” That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodriguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States.
Follow it he did, and his book Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother changes the way we look at Mexican Americans.
Roberto Rodriguez, PhD – or Dr. Cintli – is an associate professor, in the Mexican American Studies Department, at the University of Arizona. He is a longtime-award-winning journalist/columnist who returned to school in 2003 in pursuit of a Master’s degree (2005) and a Ph.D. in Mass Communications (Jan. 2008) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
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This event is part of the 24th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. This annual free festival is the Utah Humanities’ gift to the community, allowing us to explore all sorts of ideas by interacting with great writers. The complete program is available at www.utahhumanities.org.
Our thanks to the Book Festival’s major sponsors: George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Summit County RAP, The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, The King’s English Bookshop, Weller Book Works, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.