Vermont-Mexico City Exhibit Opens June 3 at NVU-Johnson

Vermont-Mexico City Exhibit Opens June 3 at NVU-Johnson

“Beyond Borders: Mexico City, Vermont,” a photography exhibit, will run June 3-21 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

The exhibit is free for the public.

The project is a collaboration among Matt Neckers’ students at Green Mountain Tech and Career Center in Hyde Park and students at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Mexican-American Seattle-based artist Marilyn Montufar, who worked with Green Mountain Tech students in the school’s Creative Media Art & Design program during a 2017 Vermont Studio Center residency, initiated the collaboration. She aimed to create a cross-cultural exchange for students through shared images. For the project, she tapped connections she made in Mexico City on a trip there this year.

The exhibit will feature about 30 photos, one from each student who participated. Students took the photos in their respective locations. The exhibit will be at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City in September and possibly at other venues.

“While the project centers on photography, it has transcended the images, with students developing genuine connections to each other through the project,” says Neckers, a multimedia visual artist. “While
we didn't set out to make a specific statement, we did set out with the hope of connecting students and using photographs to start a dialogue and increase understanding between the groups.”

Julian Scott gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday for the exhibit.

For more information, visit NorthernVermont.edu/JulianScottGallery, or call 802.635.1469.