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: Olinda Casimiro

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. Today Chris Cameron and Felicity Sidnell Reid interview Olinda Casimiro, Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Northumberland. Olinda Casimiro talks about re-opening, the AGN’s innovative responses to the…

Meet the Faces behind NFOTA: Felicity Sidnell Reid

I am a writer and poet who has lived in Northumberland for twenty-five years. I believe it’s the perfect place to find solitude when desired, but also to join a strong artistic community and to collaborate with others in making and promoting the arts in this area. Why do you believe in the Northumberland Festival…