Volunteers

October 25, 2017 by Natalie
Written by Molly CohenZoe is a volunteer who has grown up with The Umbrella Community Arts Center. She began frequenting the gallery as a child when she attended the center’s summer arts camp. Her favorite activity quickly became ceramics. Flash forward several years, and now Zoe is an 11th grader. Her time at The Umbrella has come full circle; last February she was a... Keep Reading »
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September 6, 2017 by Natalie
written by Chandreyi DattaLauren Lamenza Naylor, better known as Ren, is an experimental artist who has wonderfully blended her passion and profession and set a great example for those who dare to choose paths less travelled. At six, a little Lauren gave her thoughts artistic expressions on a neighbor’s wall. She fondly remembers sketching up little bunnies or raccoons on... Keep Reading »
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September 6, 2017 by Natalie
written by William LevineVolunteering at The  Umbrella the past 3 years has given Rob Weisman of Ashland an opportunity to do what he loves: practice the art of  photojournalism, a craft he has honed over  30 years of  snapping telling  photos for the Middlesex News (now MetroWest Daily News), the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and his own... Keep Reading »
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September 6, 2017 by Natalie
written by Monica ChenThere are very few bonds as strong as the bond between a mother and daughter.Debbie and Caroline Canally are great examples of just how true that statement is.The duo began volunteering together at The Umbrella roughly eight years ago. Throughout the years, their roles at the center have changed. Debbie and Caroline have done everything from ushering... Keep Reading »
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September 6, 2017 by Natalie
written by Molly CohenAn advocate for the arts, Marian has been volunteering at Umbrella Arts since the 2015 Winter Market. She enjoys volunteering because she likes making a difference in her community and giving others the chance to experience art.“It is so important. Everybody deserves that opportunity…I’ve been around art my whole life. To not have that would be... Keep Reading »
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August 15, 2017 by Natalie
Written by Monica ChenOnce a week, Rachel Zou comes in and serves as a teaching assistant, setting up materials, making sure the kids are set up with everything they need for the class or party, and keeping the atmosphere fun and engaging for the students and teachers alike.“Rachel has helped me in the ceramics studio at The Umbrella for the past year, and from... Keep Reading »
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August 1, 2017 by Natalie
By Wendy Seadia                                           Arlington resident Shayna Loeffler is a highly creative person. Trained as an industrial designer... 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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July 9, 2015 by Miranda
- by Rebecca TsaiThe Umbrella does more than merely showcase visual and performing arts; it also aims to build a community, a place for artists and art lovers to gather and learn from and inspire each other. It’s this sense of community that brought volunteer Jan Klein to the Umbrella. Back in 2012 while in between jobs, Klein found herself feeling “adrift.” She began... Keep Reading »
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April 29, 2015 by Laura
Article by Kiirja Paananen. Judy Siggins loves being surrounded by the arts, and she loves the energy that abounds when working with people in the arts. It is this energy that makes The Umbrella the place that nourishes her heart and soul. She loves the tremendous variety of activities that are percolating through the building on any given day."No two weeks are... Keep Reading »
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