About Gallery 3
This intimate space on our third floor allows a rotating roster of resident "curators" to mount small, informal, experimental shows. Proposals are invited annually for exhibition slots.Call for Art for 2019-2020 is now open! Contact Jess Muise in Visual Arts with inquiries and interest.
Art Scramble - We are excited to host the West Concord Cultural District's collaborative art project, Art Scramble! Coordinated by Art Gym, this 6' x 12' painting was made by more than 180 people, including some of our very own Studio Artists and staff! Learn more about the project here.
Cynthia Katz, Studio 307 - This group of pictures stems from everyday experiences of my life: I am a gardener, I am a walker, I am a photographer. I have been a gardener for most of my life, yet The Lily Series (the smaller photographs), produced my first successful photographs from my garden. I found myself planning new plantings with an eye toward what I wanted to photograph, and then I waited all year for the lilies to bloom. Photographing them on site in the garden, my interest in light, texture and metaphor was embedded in the photographic notion of ‘the moment’ as my opportunities to make pictures were fleeting. The other garden images, also from my home, include different flowers, while the larger landscapes embody my love of walking, often with my camera in order to slow down, as I search for photographs.Together these selected photographs speak to a sense of place, and to the notion of time, central to my current work with cyanotypes. Gelatin Silver Prints, Archivally matted.
The Annex Gallery - various exhibitions 2018 - 2019 Follow the link for details on student and faculty exhibitions hosted at our temporary space, The Umbrella Annex, while Gallery 3 was under construction.
Umbrella Painting Student Art Show! May 1 - May 31, 2017 Oil paintings, woodblock prints and drawings done by students of Umbrella Studio Artist and Faculty Lois Andersen.
32 American Still Lifes and a Figure Study - Kayo Burmon, October 1 - October 31, 2016 Art provides us with insight into history and culture. There is no doubt about that. American Artists have given us an understanding of our values, lifestyles, wealth and poverty, angst and joy. They have provided us with the opportunity to see the entire country, past and present, urban and rural. We experience the transitions in fashion, architecture and jobs. The list goes on. This exhibition is my way of representing a very important piece of contemporary American culture.
Susan Ticknor, Studio Artist, September 1 - September 30, 2016
Long Pose Figure Study March 1 - April 4, 2016 On view during Open Studios on April 2 + 3, The art on this wall was created by members of the Long Pose Figure Study class which meets here at The Umbrella every Thursday morning. The class has no instructor so we serve as a resource to each other, with open and constructive discussion of the work. As you can see, we work in a broad range of media, including graphite, charcoal, pastels, gouache, acrylics, watercolor, and oils. Class typically begins with three short poses, with the balance of the three hours dedicated to one pose.
Hang it Up - February 1 - February 29, 2016 Hang It Up is a group exhibition representing the new terrains charted by students in an Umbrella ceramic course focusing on tiles and wall reliefs. We began with different starting points, explored ceramic surface, reflected on the work of contemporary artists and planned for how our work would be shown. Students considered how ceramic, drawing, painting and sculpture traditions might inform their work. Each bravely moved out of their comfort zone and engaged in the process of developing new ideas. Artists include Kim Ahern, Beth Dalal, Amy Fennick, Melinda Lindquist, and Peggy Walsh. - Ellen Huie, Instructor
Preview: Dorothy Arnold Benefit Exhibition, December 1 - December 31, 2015 We are pleased to partner with The Umbrella Center Community Arts Center and offer for sale a broad representation of the work of Dorothy (Doffie) Arnold. An award-winning painter, Doffie pursued her craft with excellence and commitment for 45 years. Here we have some of Doffie’s works available to be viewed and purchased. 80% of the purchase price goes directly to supporting The Umbrella. Through “The Doffie Project,” Dorothy’s artwork continues to inspire many while also enriching our community.
Endurance, Work by Louise Arnold, Studio Artist, November 1 - November 30, 2015 The current exhibit of my work continues my exploration of specific New England landscapes and their 'genius loci' or prevailing character. What appeals to me about the elements in these landscapes is twofold: their staying power over time despite often adverse conditions, and their unique character and personalities. They are also iconic landscapes within their given locales. I am also interested in exploring scale changes. I feel that the larger format allows the observer to enter the space of the paintings and participate in them to a greater degree.
Rhythms, work by Studio Artist Julia Miner, September 1 - October 31, 2015 Rhythms expresses the lyrical nature of farmland. The rhythmic rounds of seasons, changing light, and landforms, as well as staccato patterns of growth, are reflected in the calligraphy of pastel marks on paper. After finishing her latest picture book, Julia started the triptychs to explore compositions that, like two-page spreads in a book (or three movements in a symphony) are complete on one page and yet create a larger composition with neighboring pages. Drawn from the Food Project fields in Lincoln, the show includes new figurative studies highlighting the diverse groups working the land. Food Project founder Ward Cheney understood how suburban and inner city youth experienced similar feelings of isolation from their surroundings and meaningful work. His dream was to bring these young people together – connecting their communities in the process – to supply food to deserving organizations. The Lincoln fields have grown from five acres to thirty-one, and farms have opened in Roxbury, Lynn and Beverly. Employing 100 young people and 25 staff, and engaging nearly 2,000 volunteers each year, the organization grows produce for donations, subsidized sale, and youth-driven food enterprises. Julia Miner Studio continues to donate part of painting sales to the Food Project.