Northumberland Art Lovers: Montse Alvarado

“I call Northumberland the cornucopia of Ontario…We have got so much of everything. The problem is not everybody knows.”–Montse Alvarado Today, Montse Alvarado, photographer and member of the Northumberland Hispanic Culture Club, speaks to Donna Wootton about the recent Diversity Festival, taking natural photos, and how the Pandemic has increased her awareness. In this series…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Alan Langford

“For the most part, the act of creating is an individual, isolated pursuit,” says Alan Langford, Canadian Multimedia Artist and President of Spirit of the Hills Arts Association. “Yet at the same time, creative sparks, ideas, and innovations don’t always come from isolation, but from interactions with people and the environment, from unstructured and unexpected…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Rick Beaver

“My main intention is to bring people closer to the world in whatever context they themselves find personal meaning.” –Rick Beaver Today, Rick Beaver, Ojibway artist, biologist, and elder from Alderville First Nation, speaks to NFOTA’s Felicity Sidnell Reid and Chris Cameron about the importance of the Alderville Black Oak Savanna, his 1999 discovery of…

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,…

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…

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…