Arts & Environment

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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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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