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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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April 1, 2015 by Laura
Dear Friends, This is one of those moments that I can’t bite my tongue. We talk a lot about building a vibrant community through the Arts.  I sometimes wonder; how large is the community we are talking about?  This past weekend we held our annual Open Studios and we had an awesome turn out; a record number of regulars and newcomers came out to see our... Keep Reading »
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joy buell drawing class
April 1, 2015 by Laura
Article by Jack Hile. I thought I had graduated and my time as a student was over – that is until I started talking to Joy Buell.  When I entered The Umbrella Community Arts Center to interview Joy for our latest spotlight feature, I had no idea I was in for a personal drawing lesson and enough material to ponder for a month.  Joy first prompted me with... 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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March 19, 2015 by Miranda
The Winter session of Fiber Arts just wrapped up with a big final project!  Students between ages 8 and 12 made their own custom pillow covers that are fully removable and washable from scrap fabric.  Each student learned to make a paper pattern, measure and cut fabric, pin fabric for sewing, and use a sewing machine in this project.  Although there was a... Keep Reading »
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March 18, 2015 by Miranda
On March 25, The Umbrella is partnering with MASSCreative for Arts Matter Advocacy Day, to show our state political leaders that arts matter in Massachusetts.   Beginning at the Citi Wang Theatre in downtown Boston, Arts Matter Advocacy Day will bring together the statewide creative community for a half-day event, featuring speakers, performers, connecting... Keep Reading »
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