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December 19, 2016 by Miranda
written by 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence, Meghan MurrayMotivation comes to us in many forms. Perhaps it’s a goal that motivates us (“I’d really like to finish these five paintings for that exhibition coming up!”)Perhaps motivation comes in a talk with a good friend, or a great presentation like the ArtTalks here at the Umbrella.Motivation recently visited me in the form... Keep Reading »
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December 2, 2016 by Danielle
The Umbrella Community Arts Center is looking for friendly makers to help monitor our Maker Space opening this winter!  The Umbrella is looking for DIY'ers, makers, crocheters/knitters, inventors, coders, designers, artists and more to inspire and develop our community of future inventors and artists. Maker Space volunteers manage the shop, maintain tools,... Keep Reading »
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November 21, 2016 by Miranda
-written by 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence, Meghan MurrayIn a historical moment of American history, many of us have been rudely awakened to a tendency of hatred in our country. I suppose I have lived in a bubble that envelopes educated and liberal communities, and was blissfully ignorant to the feelings of much of the nation. I am very lucky – I was born white, into the... Keep Reading »
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October 19, 2016 by Miranda
I have now lived in Concord for three weeks, and I am still overwhelmed by many things. Firstly, the sheer beauty of this very warm and colorful October. I have made a habit of walking to the Sleepy Hollow Burial Ground, up on the hill over Monument Square, to sit and read amongst the falling yellow leaves and the weathered tombstones. I look forward to strolling onto... Keep Reading »
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October 2, 2016 by Natalie
By Jerry WedgeMy family and I arrived in Concord in 1993. We were told by a neighbor who had been here since the 50’s this was not nearly long enough ago to be considered true Concordians. One of the very first institutions we fell in love with was Town Meeting. Our first encounter was a debate over affordable housing on land controlled by the School Department. Two... Keep Reading »
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September 28, 2016 by Natalie
It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news on the loss of a committed advocate, trusted board member, loyal and cherished friend this week. Kathy Reticker, we have been honored to know you and work with you. Your presence here and in our community will be greatly missed. Our love goes out to your entire family during this time of sorrow. May you rest in peace.... Keep Reading »
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September 27, 2016 by Danielle
Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is always looking for new course proposals and talented teachers for our seasonal course catalogs. We offer courses, workshops, and special events for the adult, teen, youth and family audiences. Applicants and associated course proposals will be evaluated in comparison to current faculty and course offerings and by... Keep Reading »
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September 27, 2016 by Danielle
Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking part time Birthday Party Teaching Artists for our weekend Birthday Party program. Seeking teachers in all media (painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, and woodworking) to build quality party themes and offerings listed on The Umbrella’s website: http://theumbrellaarts.org/program/birthday-partiesBirthday... Keep Reading »
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September 27, 2016 by Danielle
Description: The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking talented teachers for our Winter 2017 after-school, school vacation week programs and course catalog. Particular focus for new programming initiatives will bring together the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts to build on our STEAM curriculum for youth ages 4-18 years old. Project or... Keep Reading »
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September 27, 2016 by Miranda
The Umbrella’s award-winning performing arts program is seeking an experienced, talented, and dedicated sound designer/engineer to join it’s production teams for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season.Productions include:Equus – November 4th-19th, 2016Dear Elizabeth and Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical (running in rep) – February 24th – March 26th, 2017Big Fish – April... Keep Reading »
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