In Memory of Kathy Reticker

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.

Seasonal Art Instructors - Winter and Spring 2017

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 potential interest to the constituencies of The Umbrella.

Weekend Birthday Art Party Instructors

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-parties

Birthday Teaching Artists work together with birthday parents to ensure a fun, relaxed atmosphere for our art filled parties. Artists will not only act as party hosts, but also lead the party guests in group art workshops. The projects will typically be determined by the interests and wishes of the families, though the specifics of the project are up to the artists. Hours are subject to party bookings, but can take place between the hours of 9am and 6pm.

Parties are scheduled for two hours:

Saturdays between 10am – 6pm
Sundays between 1pm – 6pm

The first hour, the kids create art. Kids work with the art instructor specialized in the medium of your choice. The kids work to create their masterpieces of art such as masks, puppets, paintings, collages, sculptures, and works of clay!

The second hour, the kids enjoy the party. Instructors should prepare to further engage the kids of necessary with additional art games or small projects.

Qualifications:

BA or MA in studio arts, art education, teaching or related field.

Demonstrated technical skill in the subject or medium being taught.

Prior classroom teaching experience is highly desirable.

Enthusiastic, reliable, and creative.

The ability to motivate and inspire in an open, creative way.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Must have availability on Saturdays & Sundays!

 

How to Apply:

Submit your resume
Submit a brief cover letter stating your interest and relevant experience.
(Optional) 3 professional references
(Optional) An artist’s portfolio or portfolio of student work.

Submit to: Danielle Moriarty, Education Associate at danielle@theumbrellaarts.org

STEAM Instructors - Winter and Spring 2017

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 goal orientated proposals that incorporate multiple disciplines and creative and critical thinking are desired. Additional opportunities exist for intergenerational workshops.

Sound Designer/Engineer

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, 2016

Dear Elizabeth and Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical (running in rep) – February 24th – March 26th, 2017

Big Fish – April 21st – May 7th, 2017

 

VIEW FROM THE FIELDS : THE “ART & AGRICULTURE PROJECT”

By Happy Goethert and Emily Wheeler
 
We are members of Concord’s Agriculture Committee and aspiring artistsand farmers. Last year, Happy proposed inviting community members to visit Concord farms and create artwork based on what they saw and experienced—not just in the high season of summer, but through four successive seasons. That time is needed to learn the farming cycle, to witness how the work changes, and to get to know all the people who run the farm.

VIEW FROM THE FIELDS : THE “ART & AGRICULTURE PROJECT”

By Happy Goethert and Emily Wheeler
 
We are members of Concord’s Agriculture Committee and aspiring artistsand farmers. Last year, Happy proposed inviting community members to visit Concord farms and create artwork based on what they saw and experienced—not just in the high season of summer, but through four successive seasons. That time is needed to learn the farming cycle, to witness how the work changes, and to get to know all the people who run the farm.

The End of a Residency

-written by 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence, Sarah Fagan

In less than a month, my year as The Umbrella's artist-in-residence will be over. I spend the next few weeks installing my show and wrapping up work in my studio. (I look forward to seeing everyone who can make it at the opening reception of my year-end exhibit "Accumulations," in the gallery on Thursday, September 1, from 6-8 p.m.! Plug, plug!)

Announcing Meghan Murray, the 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence

We are thrilled to announce Meghan Murray has been chosen as The Umbrella's 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence!

The Umbrella’s Artist-in-Residence program, which offers free housing and studio space to an emerging artist, started in September 2014 with Nina Earley. Nina is a conceptual artist who uses an endless range of mediums to convey her interest in mapmaking and memory. After her yearlong residency, she returned to The Umbrella as part of Mark Maker’s: Cameraless Images, a group show with resident artists Cynthia Katz and Carol Krauss.

The Tiny House Festival – A HUGE Success!

By Rebecca Cook

We all know tiny houses are hot, but on a recent Saturday in Concord they were scorching. And yes, it was one of the dog days of summer, but this event didn’t need the sun to sizzle.

The Umbrella and Miranda’s Hearth held the 2nd Big Tiny House Festival on July 16th. The Umbrella staff estimate that three thousand people attended this swirling, multi-layered, hours-long extravaganza.

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