Arts & Environment

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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April 22, 2019 by Stewart
On Monday April 22 from 6-8PM, The Umbrella Arts & Environment welcomes to the public to the free opening and artists' reception for its annual Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibition, on display from April 17 - May 14, 2019 at The Umbrella Gallery, 40 Stow Street, Concord.This year's non-juried, multi-media exhibit responds to the theme: “Embracing Diversity in... Keep Reading »
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Giving Thanks Event @ Drumlin Farms
November 21, 2018 by Stewart
DRUMLIN FARM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY TO HOST ANNUAL GIVING THANKS FOR NATURE EVENT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23LINCOLN, MA — Join the trend turning away from malls on “black Friday” and get outside instead! On the day after Thanksgiving, reclaim the meaning of the holiday season by giving thanks for the wonderful world around us. Join Massachusetts-area artists at Drumlin Farm... Keep Reading »
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August 7, 2018 by nancy
Supported by a 21st Century grant, Lowell Public Schools and Musketaquid Arts & Environment have teamed up to bring a summer art camp to Lowell students tuition-free.  The Greenhalge Elementary School program focuses on using natural and recycled materials to connect youth to nature and environmental themes. Projects this summer have included egg carton animals,... Keep Reading »
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August 7, 2018 by nancy
Circumstance fostered Debra Rolfe’s passion for basket-making. As a young girl, she happened to attend a Bloomington, Indiana middle school with a special program that exposed students to the art of weaving. Debra wove her first basket through this program and never forgot the experience, forever remembering the joy she found in the weaving process. Years later,... Keep Reading »
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August 7, 2018 by nancy
If you happened to be walking through Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Newbury Land during the second week of July, you may have spotted a group of kids covered in mud, joyfully running barefoot through the field. These kids made up Musketaquid Arts & Environment’s first summer session of Ninjas in Nature, an outdoor education program that combines exposure to the... Keep Reading »
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April 11, 2018 by Admin
Written by Dan KempDavid Smyth, artist, musician and teacher, is a member of The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program Steering Committee. He is instrumental in creating memorable celebrations for Musketaquid Earth Day and Solstice.At The Umbrella’s Musketaquid Solstice Celebration this past winter, a wild-looking figure stood apart. He wore a kilt, cloak, and an... Keep Reading »
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March 2, 2018 by Admin
Exhibit OverviewArt Ramble 2018 (3rd annual exhibit)Proposed Exhibit Dates: September 1 - November 30The Umbrella Arts & Environment Art Ramble 2018 will be an outdoor art installation in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, MA, from September 1 - November 30 in collaboration with Concord’s Division of Natural Resources (CDNR). Proposal DetailsSeeking... Keep Reading »
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July 5, 2017 by Admin
by Jenn Houle“We must look a long time before we can see.” - ThoreauIn honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday this exhibit encourages a slowing of the viewer’s experience of the natural world. What can we learn from looking and how long does it take us to see? As a species we can now exist without stepping foot in the woods. But what happens when we do?Sixteen... Keep Reading »
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April 18, 2017 by Admin
Written by Dan KempGeraldine (Geri) Barney connects worlds. On Earth Day, April 22, the singer-songwriter will take part in the River Ceremony near the Old North Bridge, walk in the Musketaquid Earth Day parade and perform at the Arts and Environment Festival at The Umbrella.Geri is a Navajo woman from Tohatchi, New Mexico, who has lived in Boston for the past twenty... Keep Reading »
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