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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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August 14, 2017 by Miranda
It brings us a sigh of sadness to announce that Caitlyn Marsh will be leaving her employment at The Umbrella for another professional opportunity.  Her new venture will also regrettably prevent her from continuing as a valued member of our ceramics teaching faculty.  While this is a double loss for the Education Department, as with all things that change... 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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July 19, 2017 by Natalie
Dear Friends,When you visit The Umbrella this fall, you will see that we are embarking on a transformational project. Our improvements will make the Arts accessible to all and expand our ability to provide the highest quality programs in state-of-the-art spaces. Both the renovations and new construction are designed to foster natural interactions and collaborations... Keep Reading »
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July 5, 2017 by Natalie
by Jenn Houle“We must look a long time before we can see.” - ThoreauIn honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday this exhibit encourages a slowing of the viewer’s experience of the natural world. What can we learn from looking and how long does it take us to see? As a species we can now exist without stepping foot in the woods. But what happens when we do?Sixteen... Keep Reading »
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June 28, 2017 by Miranda
ritten by The Umbrella's 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Meghan MurrayIf you peek into my studio, you may notice something odd. Whatever painting is in-progress most likely features a couple people (or aliens??) with cool green skin.I’ve been doing green underpaintings on my portraits for a few years now, and there’s a few benefits to this technique. Underpainting is... Keep Reading »
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May 23, 2017 by Natalie
The Umbrella invites community members to the opening reception of BIG Art: Metal in Motion on June 1 from 6-8pm at 40 Stow Street in Concord, MA. BIG Art: Metal in Motion features work from local sculptors Gillian Christy, Michio Ihara, and Murray Dewart. Each of these artists work large scale with metal but despite the rigid medium their pieces are full of movement.... Keep Reading »
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April 25, 2017 by Natalie
One of the most influential contemporary artists of our time, William Quigley, is auctioning work at The Umbrella in Concord through May 25, with a percentage of the proceeds going to benefit The Umbrella. The auction includes original new and rare works, as well as 15 limited edition prints of Lin-Manuel Miranda as HAMILTON available for... Keep Reading »
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