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September 8, 2017 by Miranda
On Monday afternoon, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker vetoed the Legislature's Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Mass Cultural Council and cut arts funding by 14%. If lawmakers do not override this veto, the Mass Cultural Council's budget will be cut to $12.1 million from $14 million. With federal arts spending under attack from the Trump Administration, many... Keep Reading »
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September 7, 2017 by Miranda
Dear Umbrella Commuity,Last week we had an in depth meeting to get exact times for upcoming construction and we're excited to announce that "early early" construction starts on Monday, September 11! Starting on Monday September 11, our front entrance will officially be closed to the public. The main entrance will be the back teal door by Deb Richardson's studio... Keep Reading »
September 7, 2017 by Miranda
Somehow it’s been a year since I moved into a crooked little house and a warm, sunny studio at the Umbrella. A nearly brand-new easel stood in the studio corner, the walls were bare, and I was admittedly intimidated by the prospect of a whole year to make a new series of work. And how wrong I was, to be intimidated by what seemed like a huge stretch of time! How the year... 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 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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