Northumberland Art Lovers: Jennifer Trefiak

Marie Prins interviewed artist Jennifer Trefiak in her Colborne Studio this summer about her vibrant “intuitive landscapes.” Jennifer will be one of the featured artists at the Art Gallery of Northumberland’s Spotlight Series 3 this Friday, August 27, at 7 PM at the Port Event Space in Port Hope. When visiting Jennifer Trefiak in her…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Susan Ferley

“The arts constantly support the economy of a community. The arts bring people out of their homes whether it’s to see a play or go to a dance performance or to hear music…It’s an occasion to celebrate…We’re going to continue to see the arts community in Northumberland County continue to grow and to flourish”–Susan Ferley,…

A Residential School Memoir – A Review by Diane Taylor

“A book should be the axe for the frozen sea within us,” said Franz Kafka. Such a book is The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir published in 2015 by the University of Regina Press. Just seventy-three pages, this book represents one Cree man’s experience with abuses he endured as a child at…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Rosie Riviera-Lopez

“The most challenging thing about painting is knowing when to stop,” says Rosie Riviera-Lopez, in an interview with NFOTA’s Cynthia Reyes. Rosie, an artist and educator, moved to Port Hope in 2020. Why Port Hope? My husband Francois and I are empty-nesters from Durham and we were looking for a quaint small town to retire to. We have relatives…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Tammy Robinson

“I really hope and foresee that the arts can help Northumberland’s economy recover post pandemic. They provide direct economic growth…I think you will see Northumberland County flourish once again.”–Tammy Robinson 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…

Announcing the Paperback Release of Our Pandemic Times

NFOTA is delighted to announce the paperback release of the anthology, Our Pandemic Times, edited by Felicity Sidnell Reid and Kim Aubrey, and published by Blue Denim Press. Along with stories and poems written during the pandemic, the book contains many striking colour photographs and illustrations. On July 15, we held a poetry reading on…