The Umbrella Blog

February 20, 2015 by Miranda
On a sunny but chilly afternoon in January I returned to the Musketaquid Arts workshop to mortar the mosaic coaster initially constructed during this month’s Thursday Night Winter Salon.   Nancy Lippe, the director of Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program and host of the Salons, has designed these monthly soirees as a type of maker’s circle.  Inspired... Keep Reading »
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February 12, 2015 by Laura
From all of us here at The Umbrella, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the year. We truly appreciate your friendship and contributions. Because of your generosity we are able to bring quality arts programs to you, our community.This Valentine’s Day, help us share the love of arts and culture throughout... Keep Reading »
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January 28, 2015 by Miranda
Color and shapes have flooded The Umbrella's gallery this winter in their juried show, Driven to Abstraction.  During the opening reception on January 8, nearly 200 people filled the gallery to admire work from over 40 artists. Resident artists and visiting artists mingled with their guests while visiting the eighteen studios that were open as part of The Umbrella’s... Keep Reading »
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Wayne Geehan
January 27, 2015 by Laura
“I was never good at math,” says Wayne Geehan, a resident artist at The Umbrella. In his studio of seven years, across from a crackling fire in a brick-laden hearth—“painted,” he explains, “for a play”—and surrounded by portraits of swashbuckling pirates—characters for an aspiring board game—lay several stacks of books with medieval knights and castles adorning the covers... Keep Reading »
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January 26, 2015 by Miranda
The Wicked Local's Readers Choice Awards are once again up online.  Please vote for The Umbrella Community Arts Center in the following categories: Place to See Theater, Place for Family Entertainment, and Summer Camp. We would be honored to have your vote and support. Thank you!To view the ballot click here.To learn more about the awards click here.
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January 16, 2015 by Miranda
-written by artist-in-residence, Nina EarleyHappy New Year! My December felt like one big blur of art making, winter market-ing, and holiday preparation, and after taking a few days off from my studio I feel refreshed and excited to start this new year. I have been thinking a lot about how my work has changed based on where I am currently located. I set out at the... Keep Reading »
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2014 Checklist
December 31, 2014 by Laura
2014 has been an incredible year for everyone at The Umbrella, our end-of-year checklist has never been more full!  Between our growing theater program, our education outreach, and our monthly open studio events, the building feels more alive than ever. Become a part of our growing community and help make the checklist for 2015 even longer!  You can support... Keep Reading »
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November 17, 2014 by Miranda
“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 everywhere.” - Henry David Thoreau, WalkingThis is the quote with which I began my MFA thesis, which I wrote at the beginning of this year, at which point I could not have imagined how... Keep Reading »
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November 10, 2014 by Miranda
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, food, and fun.  Three tables laden with bowls were set out in our brand new gallery while wave after wave of visitors searched for the bowl that spoke to them.  These bowls were made by our... Keep Reading »
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November 3, 2014 by Miranda
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 the fall colors around us to create marbled paper leaves.  Kids got to experiment with color mixing in shaving cream to create their own unique fall look, which was then pressed into paper covered... Keep Reading »
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