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Dan Higgins

When: Jan. 5-Feb. 26 2016

In 1984 — when Bernie Sanders was mayor of Burlington — the Queen City announced its official Sister City partnership with Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. This was an act of rebellion at the time, when many progressive Burlington residents were vocal against Reagan’s suppression of the country’s Sandinista government. Over the past 30 years, photographer and University of Vermont art professor Dan Higgins has visited Puerto Cabezas multiple times, camera in tow. His photographs, accompanied by poems, recipes and even QR codes, are now on view at Burlington’s Flynndog gallery, giving residents a chance to get acquainted, or reacquainted, with this Central American community. Higgins claims that his images “have been a way of getting to know the region, meeting people in everyday locations where they gather … [particularly] musicians, artists and poets whose works provide valuable insights into sense of place.”

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