Northumberland Art Lovers: Rosie Riviera-Lopez

“The most challenging thing about painting is knowing when to stop.” Rosie Riviera-Lopez Rosie Riviera-Lopez spoke with NFOTA’s Cynthia Reyes. Rosie, an artist and educator, moved to Port Hope in 2020. 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…

The Dog As Muse by Susan Statham

This post first appeared on the NFOTA blog September 3, 2021. Born July 24, 2019, Artie, (AKA Arthur Conan Doyle) became my constant companion in early October. I’d met his dog mother, Bella, a year earlier during one of the ever-increasing vet visits for my fifteen-year-old French Bulldog, Janie (AKA Miss Jane Marple). “Ah you…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Dimitri Papatheodorou

“Just moving from Toronto to Warkworth, Northumberland County…is transformational. It transforms your inside through the outside. We can’t separate people from environment, or from society, as much as we try to be islands.” Dimitri Papatheodorou Visual artist, musician and architect Dimitri Papatheodorou speaks to NFOTA’s Shane Joseph about “Periphery,” his Warkworth home studio/gallery, architecture, painting,…

Celebrating Resilience by Jennifer Trefiak

“For some of us, the past two years have been a blessing, and for others, it’s been a time of struggle. For the arts sector it has been both.”–Jennifer Trefiak Today artist Jennifer Trefiak gives us her take on “Celebrating Resilience,” the theme for the upcoming Northumberland Festival of the Arts, September 16 – October…