Discovering the Cartographic World of Joseph Jacinto (Jo) Mora
February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST| $10
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Upon viewing the pictorial cartes (maps) created by Jo Mora (1876-1947) people are consistently stopped in their tracks. The interest and ability to create maps began when Jo was in elementary school and continued as the most recognizable chapter throughout his artistic career. This presentation will track those accomplishments through images of his cartes, vintage photos of Jo at work and anecdotes related to their place in his list of achievements.
As a retired elementary school art teacher, presenter Peter Hiller (B.A. – Johnston College + California Life Teaching Credential in Art – K to Adult – U.C.L.A.) became enamored with the art of Jo Mora upon discovering evidence of it in a drawer where he worked over twenty-five years ago. Through a series of small-town stories and upon befriending Jo Mora’s son, Jo Jr., Peter eventually became the Jo Mora Trust Collection Curator, a position he has held since 2007. Peter’s attraction to the quality, variety, and subject matter of Jo Mora’s art has continued to be the motivation for Peter to bring the creative accomplishments of Jo Mora to the public’s attention in the spirit of Jo Mora Jr.