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,…

Why Poetry? by Kate Rogers

A lot of writers and artists make Northumberland County home! One important reason my husband and I chose to settle here after two decades abroad is the many poets and visual artists who practice their craft here. What is poetry? According to Margaret Atwood, “Poetry is condensed emotion.” Poets often focus on epiphanies—flashes of understanding…

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…

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…

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…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Cardboard Reality’s bekky O’Neil and Keith Del Principe

“We know that art can feed you too. And maybe field grown vegetables are also art.” bekky O’Neil Today, we’re reposting NFOTA’s interview with bekky O’Neil and Keith Del Principe from Cardboard Reality. In this series we feature interviews and discussions with Individual Artists, Leaders of Arts Groups and Organizations, Civic Leaders, and other Arts…