Arts & Environment

April 11, 2024 by Stewart Ikeda
Dr. Linda Booth Sweeney is a systems educator, author and advocate for healthier human systems. She is internationally recognized for her efforts to make systems thinking accessible to diverse audiences, including students, educators, policymakers, and business leaders. She has made significant contributions to promoting the use of metaphors like the bathtub model to... Keep Reading »
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March 7, 2023 by Sarah
The First Parish in Concord social action community and Concord Public Schools are pleased to host Bill McKibben to speak in-person on Climate Change, Migration and Racism. For over 30 years, McKibben (website) has been at the forefront of climate activism, having founded the organizations and, and with numerous books... Keep Reading »
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February 13, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
2023 Earth Month ExhibitionApril 5 – 23, 2023The Umbrella Arts Center Main GalleryReflections: Listening to Nature  Nature is full of reflections produced by light, water, and rocks. It is often the quality of light on a surface, of saturated color, or the whispers of a breeze that invite moments of personal reflection. Instances of being still and watching... Keep Reading »
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December 7, 2022 by Kyle Clifford
When a rainy day deterred plans for an outdoor Full Moon Lantern Celebration at The Old Manse on Wednesday, December 7, The Umbrella’s Arts & Environment Department brought the outside in. As the event transitioned from a night under the light of the full moon, complete with telescopes, a bonfire, and a silent, meditative walk through the meadows at The Old Manse... Keep Reading »
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October 31, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
As part of a comprehensive strategic planning process, The Umbrella Arts & Environment program will invite the community to participate in an open, interactive public listening session to provide input on and ideas for future expanded programming initiatives at the intersection of the arts and environmental issues.Held on November 2, 2022 from 6-7:30PM at... Keep Reading »
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Nemo's Garden underwater diver photo by Giacomo d'Orlando
July 13, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
On Tuesday July 12, the publishers of Zeke Magazine and The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program hosted a virtual discussion with three world-class documentary photographers featured in the current gallery exhibition, Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis, on extended view through August 15. In a discussion moderated by... Keep Reading »
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Indigenous Fire Story from Zeke Magazine by Kiliii Yuyan
July 5, 2022 by Madeline Miller
Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court makes meaningful climate change mitigation at the federal level more difficult, at least in the immediate future. The ruling strictly limits the ways in which the Clean Air Act, the nation’s main air pollution rule, can be used to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.Even a momentous Supreme Court ruling is just one... Keep Reading »
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January 10, 2022 by Rachel Olson
Thanks to Minuteman Media Network for its new program highlighting this season’s Go Out Doors - Neighbors installation at Bradford Mill in West Concord, in collaboration with Artscape. The new segment shares the background of the multiyear Go Out Doors project and interviews several of the participating artists at Bradford Mill. MMN had also covered the original Go Out... Keep Reading »
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November 1, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Artists Respond to Famed Park Sites, Connecting Park to The Umbrella's Expanding "Go Out Doors" Regional ProjectAn exciting new public art exhibition has been installed in the Minute Man National Historical Park this month, in collaboration with The Umbrella Arts Center. Curated by Monkeyhouse, Go Out Doors – Minute Man National Historical Park brings unique, Park-... Keep Reading »
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September 26, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella is pleased to welcome Madeline Miller as Director of The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program.Madeline came to The Umbrella in September from Orion Magazine, where she served in various leadership positions from 2007 - 2021. Some of the projects she spearheaded during her time at Orion included Earthly Love: Stories of Intimacy and... Keep Reading »
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