The Umbrella Blog

November 17, 2014 by Jess
“Some, however, would derive the word from sans terre without land or a home, which, therefore, in the good sense, will mean, having no particular home, but equally at home... Keep Reading »
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November 10, 2014 by Jess
During our November First Thursday last week, over a hundred people came to The Umbrella to participate in our first Empty Bowls event for an evening of charity, art,... Keep Reading »
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November 3, 2014 by Jess
Free Family Drop-in DayOctober's Free Family Drop-in Day was a great success with approximately 30 children and over 20 adults participating!  We took inspiration from... Keep Reading »
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Ann Emerson
October 29, 2014 by Laura
When Ann Emerson, the founding director of the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, died this summer at her home in Maine, the lights flickered for everyone who was involved... Keep Reading »
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October 28, 2014 by Jess
Last Thursday the clay studio opened for a final bowl making workshop just our resident artists. Being artists, our ceramics program coordinator Caitlyn Marsh ... Keep Reading »
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October 27, 2014 by Jess
Rehearsals are underway for Evita, opening November 14 at The Umbrella Community Arts Center with Jess Andra in the role of Eva Peron. This will be Andra's third production... Keep Reading »
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October 21, 2014 by Jess
This past Friday, The Umbrella staff took a break from our desks and ventured up to Salem.  We drove through the brilliant fall foliage on what may have been the last... Keep Reading »
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October 1, 2014 by Jess
Did you know the state of Massachusetts funds more arts and culture organizations than any other state? It's invigorating to live in a community in which so many people and... Keep Reading »
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Barbara Willis, Resident Artist
September 29, 2014 by Jess
The first thing you notice when you enter Barbara Willis’s sunny corner studio at The Umbrella is a dazzling rainbow of spooled fibers: bold jewel tones, glittering metallics... Keep Reading »
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Waterworks Artist Talk
September 26, 2014 by Jess
Artists tend to be visually oriented, more comfortable with shapes and colors than sounds and words, which means that many of them view talking about their work with a... Keep Reading »
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