Art exhibit highlights local produce

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:42

Newton — Coinciding with the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council’s annual Historic House and Garden Tour on June 18, the council’s gallery will be showing works featuring blossoms, fruits and vegetables. The show runs from May 28 through July 9, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. The artwork celebrates Sussex County’s thriving homegrown culture. Harmonious with this theme of nature and growth, the featured artists, Carol Harris and Susana Barbetti-Norton, will be exhibiting work created in an organic medium — clay. Harris, a professional potter and teacher, likes to follow the tradition of individuality. “Each piece I make reflects skill, experience, and individual taste,” she said. “I am a sculptor and a potter. I work primarily with clay. I find clay an amazing material in all its forms, fired and unfired.” Barbetti-Norton said, “Nature and the myths that humans dream are a constant stimulation to my senses. Clay is primordial, natural. It makes my dreams tangible.” The Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council is located at 133 Spring St. in Newton. For more information visit or call the council at 973-383-0027. Ceramic artworks by Carol Harris and Susana Barbetti-Norton are featured this month at the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council’s gallery.