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From February 16 to March 19, 2023



Arts Sutton - Kassandra Reynolds




Opening: Sunday February 19 at 2 p.m.

Each place has an influence on how we feel, on what we experience. The contours of the surrounding landscape become landmarks, which, over time, shape and inspire us.
In 2022, I surveyed the territory of Brome-Missisquoi to explore how the inhabitants and their environment intertwine and influence each other. Inspired both by the stories of our ancestors and by those who shape the region, The Land and Its People is an exploration of what the Bromisquois landscape represents for its inhabitants.

Brome-Missisquoi is a place sculpted by its particular, unique history and geography. Two languages rub shoulders here, stemming from the migration of the French alongside the Irish and the Loyalists. Located on the foothills of the Appalachians, four borders surround it: to the north, Highway 10; to the south, the Canada-US border; to the east, Mount Sutton and to the west, Lake Champlain. Brome-Missisquoi consists of a hamlet of villages characterized by mutual aid and accessibility to nature, each of these municipalities reflecting its own colours and specialties.

Carrying out this project was an opportunity to highlight the diversity of the Bromisquois landscape while showing how people live there according to the seasons. Some villages disappear or are fading into history, hence my interest in documenting the life of small communities so that they remain preserved in the collective memory for future generations.

It is thanks to the territorial partnership agreement for the Arts and Letters in Montérégie, in which the CALQ, the MAMH and the CLD of Brome-Missisquoi collaborate, that I was able to carry out this project.

Kassandra Reynolds, December 17, 2022