Judy Siggins: Champion of the Arts and The Umbrella

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 the same. I give my time but I get so much in return," she says.

25 Deer by Jeannie Abbott

Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature

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written by Jeannie Abbott

It 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 some time, and when I went outside she let me stand quietly nearby.

A Letter from the Director, April 2015

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 artists. While this is a relatively local event, we had visitors from Boston and Worcester. It is clear that our community is bigger than Concord!

Eleven Artists Selected for the Art and Agriculture Project

We are proud to announce that eleven local artists have been selected for the yearlong Arts & Agriculture collaboration between the Concord Agriculture Committee and The Umbrella’s Musketaquid Arts and Environment program.

Last week, a jury consisting of Jerry Wedge from The Umbrella, Kate James from the Concord Art Association, and David Wood from the Concord Museum met to consider the applicants.  The jury was impressed with the high level of experience and varied points of view from all who submitted. 

Arts Advocacy Day is a Week Away!

On March 25, The Umbrella is partnering with MASSCreative for Arts Matter Advocacy Day, to show our state political leaders that arts matter in Massachusetts.  


Beginning at the Citi Wang Theatre in downtown Boston, Arts Matter Advocacy Day will bring together the statewide creative community for a half-day event, featuring speakers, performers, connecting with colleagues, and an “Arts Matter March” to the State House to meet with our legislators.


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