The Umbrella Blog

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 21, 2017 by Danielle
The Ceramics Program Manager and Classroom Coordinator (CPM+CC) is responsible for the overall operations of the ceramics program and the daily maintenance of other education classrooms.Responsibilities for the Ceramics Program Manager, include but are not limited to financial oversight, logistics, constituent accommodations, and facility maintenance of the ceramic... Keep Reading »
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August 21, 2017 by Danielle
The Umbrella Community Arts Center is always looking for new course proposals and talented teachers for our seasonal course catalogs. At this time we are planning ahead for the Winter and Spring of 2018.  We offer courses, workshops, and special events for the adult, teen, youth and family audiences. Applicants and associated course proposals will be evaluated in... Keep Reading »
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August 21, 2017 by Danielle
The Umbrella Community Arts Center is looking to hire new teachers for our adult and youth and teen ceramics programs.  We offer courses, workshops, and special events for all audiences. Applicants and associated course proposals will be evaluated in comparison to current faculty and course offerings and by potential interest to the constituencies of The... Keep Reading »
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August 21, 2017 by Danielle
Set in historic Concord, Massachusetts the Umbrella Community Arts Center is partnering with Alcott Elementary School to provide afterschool enrichment for 12, 1st grade students in the 2017-2018 school year.  The Umbrella is seeking a creative and talented early childhood teacher for an interdisciplinary arts-based afterschool program.  This unique teaching... Keep Reading »
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August 16, 2017 by Miranda
We’re excited to announce our fourth Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth King!Elizabeth King graduated in 2017 from RISD with her MFA in painting. In 2011, she received her BFA in painting from Boston University. She makes paintings that showcase her interests: ranging from printmaking to textiles. Growing up in Massachusetts, her tropical paintings rely primarily on... 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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