Arts Sutton celebrates 40 years of creativity

By Taylor McClure Special to Brome County News

Arts Sutton is marking its 40th anniversary highlighting the occasion with its first glass art exhibition titled SCULPTURES: FROM LIGHT TO DARK by artist David James.
Arts Sutton was started by a small group of local artists looking for an outlet to show their work to the community. After a one-time weekend exhibition, the group realized they wanted something more permanent to stir up the arts scene in Sutton, and Arts Sutton was born. James, who has been recognized for mastering the art of cast glass, a rare form of glass art, was president of Arts Sutton in the early 2000s and now he’s back to help celebrate the group’s special milestone.
“In the early 70s, a group of artists in Sutton decided they wanted to put on a show. There were seven or eight of us. We rented a church hall and had a show called ‘The White Dwarfs Gallery.’ White Dwarfs is a type of planet or a type of star,” said John Ballantyne, one of the founding members of Arts Sutton and renowned artist in his own right.

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