Arts & Environment

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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April 20, 2020 by Stewart
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Musketaquid Earth Day Festival & Parade, we're pleased to share the documentary, Musketaquid - a Tale of Art and Nature. Directed by Daniel Moore, written by Nancy Lippe and CC King, and narrated by CC King, the film looks back to the founding of a cherished Concord tradition, and of what would ultimately... Keep Reading »
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Earth Press Project: Witness by Nancy Winship Milliken
August 29, 2019 by Stewart
Collaborative Work by Nancy Winship Milliken Studio Kicks Off New Art-in-the-Park Residency ProgramConcord, MA - August 29, 2019 - As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations this fall, Minute Man National Historical Park in partnership with The Umbrella Arts Center will present Earth Press Project: Witness, a collaborative public art project. Inspired by the... Keep Reading »
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Ninjas in Nature Camp by Pam Ellertson
June 11, 2019 by Stewart
In a new feature article for Concord Journal, journalist Pam Ellertson observed a session of the popular Arts & Environment class, Ninjas in Nature, and spoke with national NiN co-founder and Umbrella teacher, Kenneth Clarkson, about plans to expand the concept into an exciting new summer camp option in this region.The article went behind the scenes to not... Keep Reading »
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May 7, 2019 by Stewart
In partnership with ArtWeek for 2019 (April 26 – May 5, 2019), The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program took the opportunities afforded by several of its Musketaquid Earth Month-related events to invite the public to contribute to a mixed-media installation in its annual, non-juried art exhibition, this year responding to the theme "Embracing Diversity in a... Keep Reading »
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