Arts & Environment

December 3, 2020 by Caroline
Flickering firelight illuminates small hands gluing, weaving, and cutting. Are these elves in the North Pole? Nope, these are the kids and families participating in this year’s Winter Solstice Celebration! You may recall last year’s blow-out Solstice at the Old Manse. Families, friends, and strangers who became friends gathered around the fire pit singing carols... Keep Reading »
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November 24, 2020 by Caroline
On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Maura Clarke and Suzanne Siner gathered virtually with their students for a new writing workshop: Writing Out Loud. Though in separate, virtual locations, the class was cozy and communal as everyone pulled out their snacks. Dana brought chips. Sydney a protein bar. Before diving into journaling, Maura and Suzanne prompted everyone... Keep Reading »
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November 4, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Bring your notebooks, sketchbooks, and pencils, because The Umbrella Arts & Environment program is hosting two new workshops in November! These outdoor workshops will encourage students and families to explore and interact with nature in a creative way.Nature Journaling WorkshopSaturday, November 14, 2pmCan you count all the leaves on the trees? No, but you can draw... Keep Reading »
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September 24, 2020 by Rachel Olson
On Saturday, August 15, several Concord families gathered in shifts at The Umbrella Arts Center to paint scenes of “favorite Concord COVID-19 activities or destinations”. Maintaining social distancing, family groups worked with the guidance of local artists from Village Art Room and The Umbrella.In the final step of this joint project by The Town of Concord Tourism... Keep Reading »
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August 31, 2020 by Anonymous
Article by Diana KennedyAlong the recently opened 2C section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Concord, one can enjoy views of the charming downtown area, sunflowers, and cornfields. Now, a public art exhibit sponsored by The Umbrella Arts Center titled “Go Out Doors” further enhances the already beautiful pathway, encouraging people to walk, bike, or run the 2.5 mile... Keep Reading »
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August 18, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Town Tourism, Local Artists Team Up to Beautify Outdoor Dining AreasOn Saturday, August 15, several Concord families gathered at The Umbrella Arts Center to decorate table covers that will be displayed on picnic tables around town. Painting in shifts over 3 hours, and maintaining social distancing, family groups worked with the guidance of local artists from Village Art... Keep Reading »
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August 3, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The Town of Concord Tourism and Visitor Services, The Umbrella Arts & Environment program and Village Art Room invite families to decorate table covers for picnic tables made available by local organizations and businesses around town. The theme is “What is your favorite Concord COVID-19 activity or destination?” Have you been exercising, biking, boating, or taking... Keep Reading »
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People racing cardboard boats in the water
June 17, 2020 by Stewart
Although The Umbrella Arts & Environment program will not be hosting our traditional Summer Solstice and Cardboard Boat Race Challenge this year, we're delighted to say that the SUASCO River Stewartship Council has devised a terrific virtual celebration and set of resuorces for self-guided river exploration. We're glad to share the information below. Summer... Keep Reading »
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May 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts & Environment program invites everyone to join in a reconceptualized version of our 6th Annual Fairy House outing at Fairyland Pond!Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting the annual artist demonstrations at Fairyland Pond. However, we want to encourage people to get outdoors and interact with nature while practicing safe... Keep Reading »
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April 23, 2020 by Rachel Olson
In navigating the tumultuous waters of the COVID-19 crisis, The Umbrella Arts & Environment program has turned to online platforms to carry on the community’s annual Earth Day celebrations. One of  these traditions is the Earth Month Gallery Exhibition, which showcases works from artists near and far on selected themes relating to Earth Day. With The Umbrella... Keep Reading »
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