Arts & Environment

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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September 17, 2015 by Miranda
written by Amiya SubramanianMy name is Amiya Subramanian and I am currently a freshman at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. I am also a senior girl scout and recently did my Silver Award project at The Umbrella.  My project consisted of using art-related science activities to give kids the opportunity to learn scientific concepts in a more creative,  hands-... Keep Reading »
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April 23, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 5 of 5written by Dan KempPreparing an Earth Day celebration can’t be all that complicated, can it? That’s what I thought before I joined planning meetings for this year’s celebration. I soon found out how wrong I was. To put together the events of Earth Month,... Keep Reading »
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April 10, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 4 of 5written by Jeannie AbbottIt was one of those moments when you know more is going on than meets the eye. Last November a deer wandered into my yard and around to the front door. Curious, she kept looking in the window at us looking out at her. This went on for... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 3 of 5written by Ellie Bemis From the original Earth Day in 1970 the message “Act local, think global“ was imprinted on all our minds, the idea that preservation of our planet starts at home. Why would you save a vernal pool if you don’t know the salamanders who... Keep Reading »
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March 31, 2015 by Miranda
We are proud to announce that eleven local artists have been selected for the yearlong Arts & Agriculture collaboration between the Concord Agriculture Committee and The Umbrella’s Musketaquid Arts and Environment program.Last week, a jury consisting of Jerry Wedge from The Umbrella, Kate James from the Concord Art Association, and David Wood from the Concord... Keep Reading »
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March 27, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 2 of 5written by Deb RichardsonThe year 1990 marked the 20th anniversary of National Earth Day. I approached Ellie Bemis with the idea of co-teaching a spring art class for children at the Emerson Umbrella to honor that event. After all, Concord has always been... Keep Reading »
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March 20, 2015 by Miranda
Earth Day 2015Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 1 of 5Twenty-five years ago, Umbrella artists Ellie Bemis, CC King, and Deb Richardson, merged their artistic talents and with their passion for the environment. As artists, they understood the power of art to nurture a sense of... Keep Reading »
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February 20, 2015 by Miranda
On a sunny but chilly afternoon in January I returned to the Musketaquid Arts workshop to mortar the mosaic coaster initially constructed during this month’s Thursday Night Winter Salon.   Nancy Lippe, the director of Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program and host of the Salons, has designed these monthly soirees as a type of maker’s circle.  Inspired... Keep Reading »
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