Three Women’s Takes on The McMichael Collection’s Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment

Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cynthia Reyes, author, former journalist and producer-director with the CBC, and Kim Aubrey, writer and art enthusiast, share their reactions to Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment, curated by Sarah Milroy and currently on exhibit at the McMichael Collection. Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Dimitri Papatheodorou

“Just moving from Toronto to Warkworth, Northumberland County…is transformational. It transforms your inside through the outside. We can’t separate people from environment, or from society, as much as we try to be islands.” Dimitri Papatheodorou Visual artist, musician and architect Dimitri Papatheodorou speaks to NFOTA’s Shane Joseph about “Periphery,” his Warkworth home studio/gallery, architecture, painting,…

Celebrating Resilience by Jennifer Trefiak

“For some of us, the past two years have been a blessing, and for others, it’s been a time of struggle. For the arts sector it has been both.”–Jennifer Trefiak Today artist Jennifer Trefiak gives us her take on “Celebrating Resilience,” the theme for the upcoming Northumberland Festival of the Arts, September 16 – October…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Mayor Bob Sanderson

“If you don’t have arts and culture, you don’t really have a community.”–Mayor Bob Sanderson Today NFOTA’s Donna Wootton speaks with Bob Sanderson, Mayor of Port Hope, about the municipality’s support of arts and culture and the abundance of artists, events and arts organizations in Port Hope, including Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Float Your Fanny…

Letter to a Poet: an exchange between Jessica Outram and Gwynn Scheltema

The following exchange appeared in Writescape.ca and Cobourg Now. Letter to a Poet There’s nothing better than words of encouragement that arrive seemingly out of nowhere. That recently happened to me when my long-time friend, Jessica, sent an email with a link to the local online newspaper, in which she had written a letter addressed…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Jennifer Bogart and Lou Pamenter

Today NFOTA’s Shane Joseph interviews independent bookstore owners, Lou Pamenter (Furby House Books in Port Hope) and Jennifer Bogart (Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg) about resilience, making it through the pandemic, and working together as small business owners and as a community. In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of…

The Day After by Paul Nicholas Mason

Paul Nicholas Mason is a novelist, playwright, and, since he retired from teaching in 2015, a voice-, television- and film-actor. Paul’s latest novel, The Rogue Wave, was published in 2021. The day after we buried my dear father I took my little granddaughter, three and filled with life, Precious life, To the park near my…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Mandy Martin

“I’m just blown away by the talent that you expose and bring to the table. Here you are, years into it, and you haven’t run out yet! You do wonderful work,” says Mandy Martin, Mayor of the Town of Cramahe and Deputy Warden of Northumberland, about the Northumberland Festival of the Arts. In this series we…