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April 25, 2017 by Natalie
CONCORD, MA - The Umbrella is thrilled to present the Stewardship of the Arts Award to acclaimed contemporary artist William Quigley at its annual and largest fundraising gala, ARTRAGEOUS on Saturday, May 13 at 40 Stow Street in Concord, MA. ARTRAGEOUS guests will have the opportunity to bid on seven original artworks by Mr. Quigley, including limited edition prints of... Keep Reading »
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April 20, 2017 by Miranda
The Umbrella’s Winter Market is an annual three-day juried show and sale of work in Concord, MA.  This sale has been in existence for nearly three decades and has a dedicated following. This year, Winter Market will take place on Friday, December 1 from 1-6 pm, Saturday, December 2 from 10am-5pm, and Sunday, December 3 from 1-5 pm.  In... Keep Reading »
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April 18, 2017 by Miranda
written by Meghan Murray, 2016-2017 Artist-in-ResidenceHappy spring! Like many of the artists here at the Umbrella, I am now working with my window open to let in the sunlight and warm breeze. With the spring weather comes a feeling of renewal and opportunity. I’ve already been overcome by a desire to stretch out, in more ways than one. Mentally I feel refreshed, as... Keep Reading »
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April 18, 2017 by Natalie
Written by Dan KempGeraldine (Geri) Barney connects worlds. On Earth Day, April 22, the singer-songwriter will take part in the River Ceremony near the Old North Bridge, walk in the Musketaquid Earth Day parade and perform at the Arts and Environment Festival at The Umbrella.Geri is a Navajo woman from Tohatchi, New Mexico, who has lived in Boston for the past twenty... Keep Reading »
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April 10, 2017 by Natalie
Written by Dan KempOn Saturday, April 22, a ceremony at the Concord River near the Old Manse in Concord will kick off the Musketaquid Earth Day events, followed by the Earth Day Parade, and the Arts & Environment Festival on The Umbrella front lawn. Hundreds will gather on the riverbanks to participate in the River Ceremony. Near the Old North Bridge, CC King, as the... Keep Reading »
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March 29, 2017 by Natalie
Wherever there is some light, a white wall, and a blank surface, you’ll find artists eager to get to work. The Umbrella is no exception. With fifty-five artists working year round in their studios, the building is always brimming with creativity.  Open Studios is our annual tradition of inviting the public to interact the creativity we get to live with every day... Keep Reading »
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March 13, 2017 by Miranda
As a portrait artist, one of the great joys of my work is being able to celebrate people and their stories. My current work explores the intimacy of relationships, personal narratives, and how we take care of each other.If you have a special relationship in your life, I invite you to participate in this unique series of portraits. Perhaps you have a close sibling, a... Keep Reading »
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March 13, 2017 by Miranda
written by Meghan Murray, The Umbrella's 2016-2017 Artist-in-ResidenceIn honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I thought I would focus March’s blog post on a few women artists.A social media trend has been making the rounds this month, called #5WomenArtists, and simply asks people to name five female artists. The campaign was launched by the... Keep Reading »
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March 6, 2017 by Natalie
by Rebecca CookWhen passion meets purpose, it’s a beautiful thing.Sunny Tang is a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School who discovered her affinity for volunteer work early. The school requires students to perform 40 hours of community service before they graduate. Sunny burned through those 40 hours by the end of her freshman year. As a sophomore, she looked around for... Keep Reading »
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February 17, 2017 by Danielle
Description:The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking a talented and creative teacher for our adult ceramics program. The right candidate should be able to facilitate an established group of committed students who operate at an advanced skill level. The instructor should be able to supplement a strong wheel based course, with hand-building elements and cone10 glaze... Keep Reading »
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