Exhibit brings together art of Vermont, Ecuador

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MANCHESTER — A reception and gallery talk for "Where the Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador," an exhibit on display at Southern Vermont Arts Center through the month of November, is scheduled for Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the centers' Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum.

The newly created exhibition, curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, brings together the in-camera collage works of Stephen and Eve Schaub, the murals of Mo Vasquez, documentary photographs of Play House in Quito, the poetry of Maria Clara Sharupi Jua in Spanish, English, and Shuar; and art from Quito's El Club de Collage.

Wrapped around the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano, in the Guayllabamba River basin, Quito, Ecuador is a 16th century city and a thriving modern day metropolis. In the city's La Floresta neighborhood, artists and writers mix with entrepreneurs and digital nomads.

Together, the collage and photographs touch upon themes ranging from the role of murals and poetry in Ecuadorian culture to issues of the safety of women; Venuzuelean immigration; and how indigenous people are shaping their country's future. The exhibition traces the role collage plays in art community building and offers a counter-narrative to the portrayal of Latin America as in a state of constant crisis.

For more information, contact SVAC.org. Southern Vermont Arts Center is located at 930 SVAC Drive, off West Road in Manchester.



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