2022 Corn Mother Exhibit
Running Sept. 2022 - Sept. 2023
22 women will be honored at the History Colorado Center
The Colorado Folks Arts Council (CFAC), in conjunction with History Colorado,MSU Denver Chicana/o Studies,
and the Chicano Humanities Arts Council, will host the award-winning photojournalist exhibition,
History Colorado 2022 Return of the Corn Mothers project, running from Sept. 2022–Sept. 2023.
Opening Reception, Oct. 21, 2022
The project is part of a larger series of Corn Mother Exhibitions that have documented the stories and
portraits of over 40 multi-cultural, inspiring women from the Southwest, and their multi-generational roots.
Corn Mothers are the heart and soul of their communities. Representing resilience, perseverance, strength, hope,
and compassion, they are the women who empower others to strive for a better, more just world.
This project is a tribute to these humble unsung heroes.
With much honor, we announce the twenty-two new Corn Mother inductees of 2022
Juliana Aragon Fatula
Elena Holly Klaver
Jo Elizabeth Pinto
Batkhishig Batochir (Baja)
Connie Margaret Coca
Karen D. Gonzales
Lucha Aztzin Martinez de Luna
Photographer Todd Pierson has spent over a decade photographing and interviewing women for the project.
We are pleased to work with History Colorado to create a tribute that recognizes these deserving women.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be a book, and a linked on the History Colorado main website.
In addition to the exhibition, there will be a book (the fourth in a series that honors the Corn Mothers)
This project has been made possible by funding from Colorado Folk Arts Council,
Chicano Humanities Arts Council, Metropolitan State University of Denver and US Bank.