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 sponsor, lawyer and President of SMM Law, speaks with NFOTA’s Cynthia Reyes about her own and her law firm’s support for the arts in Northumberland County, her experiences on the Boards of the AGN and Critical Mass, as well as her creative childhood and the path not taken.

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.

“One of my earliest memories was standing in the hot summer sun in a ditch by a country road watching my father painting. And that’s a painting that ended up in my house decades later.”

Sarah Jacob

Sarah Jacob

“I feel that I’ve definitely fulfilled what I believe is, hopefully, every person’s goal, which is to do more good in the world than bad. I now take a significant level of contentment and satisfaction from that, and I don’t mind that I didn’t become a set designer or a puppet maker.”

Sarah Jacob

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. kimaubrey says:

    Thanks for this intriguing interview, Sarah and Cynthia! I love that you might have chosen to be a puppet maker or set designer, Sarah. Both sound fun! Many thanks to Sarah and SMM Law for your continued support of NFOTA!

  2. Dimitri Papatheodorou says:

    We need mor Sarahs and Cynthias in the world. It’s a real pleasure to know and work with you both!

    1. Thank you, Dimitri. Same here!

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