Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shane Joseph

Cobourg author Shane Joseph is NFOTA’s Chair of Communications. Who are you? I am a writer and a publisher, living in Cobourg, Northumberland County. As a writer, I have 6 novels and 3 collections of short stories published to date, and countless articles, essays, book reviews, and stories published globally. My press, Blue Denim Press,…

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…