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September 23, 2015 by Miranda
Off the Wall: A small works showNovember 23, 2015 – January 8, 2016On view during The Umbrella’s Winter Market on December 4, 5, and 6This show is open to all 2D and 3D artists who work on a small scale.  Work must be original and have been completed in the past three years.Each artist can submit up to three pieces2D pieces must be 24” x 24” or smaller, including... Keep Reading »
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September 17, 2015 by Miranda
written by Amiya SubramanianMy name is Amiya Subramanian and I am currently a freshman at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. I am also a senior girl scout and recently did my Silver Award project at The Umbrella.  My project consisted of using art-related science activities to give kids the opportunity to learn scientific concepts in a more creative,  hands-... Keep Reading »
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July 9, 2015 by Miranda
- by Rebecca TsaiThe Umbrella does more than merely showcase visual and performing arts; it also aims to build a community, a place for artists and art lovers to gather and learn from and inspire each other. It’s this sense of community that brought volunteer Jan Klein to the Umbrella. Back in 2012 while in between jobs, Klein found herself feeling “adrift.” She began... Keep Reading »
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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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