Arts & Environment

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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August 25, 2021 by Rachel Olson
We’re really excited that installation is now underway for this fall’s Art Ramble in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest. With all the weather we’ve been experiencing, our curators discovered a huge fallen tree blocking access to the path by Fairyland Pond, but a heroic rapid response by Will Holden from Concord’s DNR saved the day!  Watch for the full exhibition to kick... Keep Reading »
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June 14, 2021 by Rachel Olson
This year, The Umbrella Arts & Environment is partnering with OARS to host fun outdoor activities for Riverfest 2021! Join us at The Old Manse on Sunday, June 20 at 1PM to make fish and turtles out of recycled materials. Pick up the One Revolution Art Challenge, copresented by The Umbrella and Minute Man National Historic Park, using our activity sheet to fill in... Keep Reading »
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April 19, 2021 by Caroline
Musketaquid Earth Day celebrations at The Umbrella will be different this year. In accordance with state guidelines, all activities will be outdoors and limited in capacity. All attendees will be required to register in advance, wear masks, socially distance, complete a health survey prior to participating, and follow recommended health and safety protocols.On Saturday... Keep Reading »
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January 27, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Arts & Environment artist BARD, previously featured in Artist in Your Residence, Earth Month Exhibition, and Go Out Doors, is pleased to announce that she will be featuring her new piece, Unseen Burden, in the Shelter in Place Gallery.Shelter in Place Gallery (SIP) was created by Eben Haines and Delaney Dameron during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to make gallery... Keep Reading »
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January 5, 2021 by Caroline
We spent the holidays curled up in front of the fire with a hot cup of cider. But it wasn’t just any fire – it was the Ninjas in Nature Festival fire!  Families and kids came to Chamberlin Woods for an afternoon of nature skills activities. Ken Clarkson led a charcoal pencil activity in the field. Each participant prepped grape vine to turn into charcoal... Keep Reading »
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December 29, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The Foundation for MetroWest, which serves the 33 cities and towns of MetroWest, announced it has awarded grants totaling $150,000 to nine arts and culture nonprofits serving the region.Among the recipients is The Umbrella Arts Center, which is receiving $20,000.The grant is to support The Umbrella Arts & Environment program’s public art initiatives through the coming... Keep Reading »
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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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