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July 6, 2015 by Miranda
As we come to the last leg of a successful first year of our Artist-in-Residence program with Nina Earley, The Umbrella is proud to announce that we have selected the artist for our 2015-2016 Residency. Sarah Fagan was chosen from a large pool of talented artists who applied from all across the states.Sarah received a BA in Fine Arts and English Literature from... Keep Reading »
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June 29, 2015 by Miranda
Over fifty people filled The Umbrella Gallery on June 25 to celebrate the opening of Evans, Avery, Savage: 30 Years Under The Umbrella.  The three artists highlighted in the show, Madeleine Evans, Lynn Avery, and Margaret Savage, have each held a studio at The Umbrella since the building opened in 1983.  Their work, spanning over three decades, is as rich... Keep Reading »
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June 29, 2015 by Miranda
written by Miranda Aisling HynesYou wouldn’t guess it from the sunshine streaming mockingly through my window at this moment, but heavy downpours for most of the morning on Sunday kept us from going out to the build site.  I suppose it was just Mother Nature’s way of ensuring that I rested, because apparently it takes a thunderstorm to make me slow down.... Keep Reading »
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June 19, 2015 by Miranda
written by Miranda Aisling HynesJust like that, we've blasted through the first weekend of building for BIG Art; Tiny House!Somehow, we managed to squeeze in between a rainstorm Friday night and showers all day on Monday for two beautiful building days. Saturday morning started off with an in depth Home Depot run to get what in my mind is categorized as "all the little... Keep Reading »
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April 29, 2015 by Laura
Article by Kiirja Paananen. Judy Siggins loves being surrounded by the arts, and she loves the energy that abounds when working with people in the arts. It is this energy that makes The Umbrella the place that nourishes her heart and soul. She loves the tremendous variety of activities that are percolating through the building on any given day."No two weeks are... Keep Reading »
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April 23, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 5 of 5written by Dan KempPreparing an Earth Day celebration can’t be all that complicated, can it? That’s what I thought before I joined planning meetings for this year’s celebration. I soon found out how wrong I was. To put together the events of Earth Month,... Keep Reading »
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April 10, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 4 of 5written by Jeannie AbbottIt was one of those moments when you know more is going on than meets the eye. Last November a deer wandered into my yard and around to the front door. Curious, she kept looking in the window at us looking out at her. This went on for... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2015 by Miranda
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 3 of 5written by Ellie Bemis From the original Earth Day in 1970 the message “Act local, think global“ was imprinted on all our minds, the idea that preservation of our planet starts at home. Why would you save a vernal pool if you don’t know the salamanders who... Keep Reading »
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April 1, 2015 by Laura
Dear Friends, This is one of those moments that I can’t bite my tongue. We talk a lot about building a vibrant community through the Arts.  I sometimes wonder; how large is the community we are talking about?  This past weekend we held our annual Open Studios and we had an awesome turn out; a record number of regulars and newcomers came out to see our... Keep Reading »
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joy buell drawing class
April 1, 2015 by Laura
Article by Jack Hile. I thought I had graduated and my time as a student was over – that is until I started talking to Joy Buell.  When I entered The Umbrella Community Arts Center to interview Joy for our latest spotlight feature, I had no idea I was in for a personal drawing lesson and enough material to ponder for a month.  Joy first prompted me with... Keep Reading »
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