Northumberland Art Lovers: Ixchel Suarez

“Art is the way I experience life…It’s a way of living.” Ixchel Suarez Donna Wootton speaks with textile and fibre artist Ixchel Suarez about Oak Heights Art Gallery, relocating to Northumberland County, the Canadian Tapestry Centre–her not-for-profit organization which works with young people, those with special needs, and older adults–and upcoming events at the gallery,…

Welcome Apple Route Studio Tour!

NFOTA is excited to partner with Apple Route Studio Tour, September 24 & 25, 2022. It all began in 2017, when a couple of artists residing in Colborne learned that federal funding might be made available to help celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. The money had to be spent on community activities as opposed to infrastructure or…

2019 Festival Highlights: Kim Doolittle

As we confirm the program for NFOTA’s upcoming festival, to be announced soon, we look back on previous festivals. Here is part of Kim Doolittle’s performance at the Festival of the Arts in 2019. About Kim: Kim Doolittle is a singer, songwriter, storyteller and musician. Her 9th studio album, “Into the Blue,” came out in…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Katie Kennedy and Abigail Miller from Northumberland County Archives and Museum

“It’s a fact that arts and culture improve health and well-being. The support of arts and culture institutions and arts festivals in the county is important to reduce social isolation and enhance well-being.” Katie Kennedy, curator at NCAM Today NFOTA’s Felicity Sidnell Reid interviews Katie Kennedy and Abigail Miller about the soon-to-open new facility for…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Sarah Jacob and SMM Law

“It’s just very exciting to be around people who are using their energy to create, so you’re seeing things that are coming out of their imagination, out of their experience, out of who they are as people. There’s often something that matters intensely to them in their work.” Sarah Jacob Sarah Jacob, art lover, NFOTA…

A Cup of Conversation: Slow Art Day at the Art Gallery of Northumberland

“I am learning how to look at pictures. What has changed is my capacity of feeling. Art opens the heart.” Jeanette Winterson On April 2, the Art Gallery of Northumberland is celebrating Slow Art Day with A Cup of Conversation, an opportunity to explore art works and have conversations about art with other art lovers…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Spirit of the Hills Writers’ Group

“I’m constantly blown away by the sheer number of people in this county involved in writing and publishing. I’m also awed by the amazing projects that have come out of this group.” Gwynn Scheltema In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of Arts Groups and Organizations, Civic Leaders, and other…