Art Talk Series

The Umbrella Visual Arts Program, in collaboration with The Umbrella Arts Education Program, is pleased to present the Fall 2022 Art Talk Series featuring presentations from working artists, arts educators, and art curators from our wide creative community. Except where noted, most talks are free and open to the public without RSVP. Select educator and partner events may require RSVP or registration fees, so please see individual program details.

Thursday, April 13, 4PM 

Artist Talk: “Is that a poem I Hear?”

Umbrella Studio Artist Max Payne shares the connection she makes between the visual and the word in her work in an artist talk in the Dance Studio.


Sunday, October 16, 11-11:45AM

Art Ramble, Curator Talk & Tour with Stephanie Marlin-Curiel

Tour this year's site-specific, climate change-themed exhibition in Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Fairyland Pond

Saturday, October 22, 5-6:30PM

Sally Lee Artist Talk

Talk and Reception for the 2021-2022 Umbrella Artist in Residence exhibition, “Are We Home Yet?

Sunday, November 6, 1-3PM

"Bizen Revisited" Panel Discussion

The Umbrella is honored to host, famed ceramic artists Isezaki Koichiro, son of Isezaki Jun, Jeff Shapiro and Tim Rowan for panel discussion and community conversation about their work and careers, and the tradition of Bizen pottery. The panel culminates in a visit to nearby Lucy Lacoste Gallery for the concurrent "Bizen Revisited" show, also featuring Kakurezaki Ryuichi and Isezaki Koichiro. Workshop registration & fee required.

Saturday, November 12, 10AM-4PM

Sgraffito and the Narrative Surface

Director of the Harvard Ceramics Program, Kathy King, will demonstrate the lively and popular technique of sgraffito and help participants try this distinctive technique themselves. All levels welcome. Workshop registration & fee required.

Tuesday, November 15, 4-5PM

Ponnapa Prakkamakul Artist Talk

Meet our new 2022-2023 Umbrella Artist in Residence and learn about her plans to engage the Concord community in her art process this year. This talk will have an ASL interpreter and will be recorded and broadcast later by Minuteman Media.  

Sunday, December 11, 4-6pm

Jessica Straus, Juror Talk and Reception

Meet the juror for Lost and Found, the fascinating found objects artwork group exhibition on view through December 30 in our Main Gallery.

Friday, February 3, 4-5PM

Katie Bosley Sabin Artist Talk

Join us for an artist talk with our first ever Ceramics Artist in Residence! Learn more about Katie's background, her career as an artist and educator, and her plans for her residency at The Umbrella. Her slides will take us through the development of her personal style and skill set over the years. She will share her inspirations and the process used to create her unique and precisely crafted architectural vessels.