The Umbrella Blog

April 11, 2018 by Natalie
Written by Dan KempDavid Smyth, artist, musician and teacher, is a member of The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program Steering Committee. He is instrumental in creating memorable celebrations for Musketaquid Earth Day and Solstice.At The Umbrella’s Musketaquid Solstice Celebration this past winter, a wild-looking figure stood apart. He wore a kilt, cloak, and an... Keep Reading »
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April 4, 2018 by Natalie
The Umbrella has started renovations to transform the building at 40 Stow Street in Concord, MA into a dynamic, state-of-the-art center for artistic expression and enjoyment. We thank you for your patience during construction.This spring brings many new changes to our home at 40 Stow Street!The front entrance of the building is now reopened, with an ... Keep Reading »
March 20, 2018 by Danielle
The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking talented and creative art teachers for its Summer Arts Under the Umbrella 2018 Camp. The program is designed for children ages 5–12. Campers will be grouped by age: 5–6 years, 7-8 years, 8–10 years, and 10–12 years and each day, instructors along with the Assistant Teachers will explore weekly themes through discovery,... Keep Reading »
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March 14, 2018 by Natalie
The Umbrella has begun renovations and the removal and rebuilding of the main theater wing to transform the building into a dynamic, state-of-the-art center for artistic expression and enjoyment. We thank you for your patience during construction and we hope you follow us on our journey through our blogs and social media updates!The new physical setting will allow... Keep Reading »
March 2, 2018 by Natalie
Exhibit OverviewArt Ramble 2018 (3rd annual exhibit)Proposed Exhibit Dates: September 1 - November 30The Umbrella Arts & Environment Art Ramble 2018 will be an outdoor art installation in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, MA, from September 1 - November 30 in collaboration with Concord’s Division of Natural Resources (CDNR). Proposal DetailsSeeking... Keep Reading »
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February 27, 2018 by Danielle
By William LevineAt the center of Joy Buell’s Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting class, in the bright, airy, high-ceilinged studio at The Umbrella, is a painting consisting of 40, identical sized colored squares. The gestalt view of these squares is just a random pattern color, akin to a slap-dash communal quilt. This painting though, is in... Keep Reading »
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December 22, 2017 by Danielle
Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking talented and creative woodworking instructor for its 2018 February Vacation Week Program.We have designed our February Vacation Week, Art Explorers program with variety in mind to give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.With the Winter of 2018 comes the Olympics!  This... Keep Reading »
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December 15, 2017 by Danielle
Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking talented and creative arts instructor for its 2018 February Vacation Week Program. We have designed our February Vacation Week, Art Explorers program with variety in mind to give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.With the Winter of 2018 comes the Olympics!  This year... Keep Reading »
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December 5, 2017 by Jess
- written by The Umbrella's 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth KingOn my walks through the neighborhoods of Concord this month, I have developed an obsession with the way people maintain their yards. Gardening, weed whacking, and raking in some combination seem to be almost a way of life for many people. I am interested in the fact that yard work is a solitary, yet... Keep Reading »
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November 29, 2017 by Natalie
By Himani ParekhThe tables were arranged in a sort of oval and I was standing smack in the middle, peering curiously and a little shyly at their work. Around me the students of Kat O’Connor’s Technical Watercolor I Class were sketching, painting, mixing colors, and socializing, their voices converging and overlapping into a gentle hubbub that floated in the warm, bright... Keep Reading »
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