My proudest moments are as an art teacher…the immense pride I feel when I see the light bulbs going off over their heads,…how engaged they are, how they’ve grown, and how they’ve tapped into their own sources of inspiration.Melanie Browne
Port Hope artist Melanie Browne speaks with NFOTA’s Donna Wootton about teaching art, her wonderful students, a conversion moment she had at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the evolving arts scene in Northumberland County.
In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of Arts Groups and Organizations, Civic Leaders, and other Arts Lovers in our county.
Northumberland Festival of the Arts will take place across Northumberland County from September 16 – October 2, 2022.
“It is such an artist-rich place to be.”–Melanie Browne
“I’ll be kind of working around the edges, and then all of a sudden there I am, I’m it it.”–Melanie Browne
“As soon as you start thinking about showing, you lose those connections we are all after.”–Melanie Browne.
“As my beloved art teacher [said], the definition of an artist is a walking bundle of self-doubt.”
“We’re getting to be quite the hipster-ish spot.”–Melanie Browne