Arts & Environment

April 6, 2015 by Jess
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 3 of 5written by Ellie Bemis From the original Earth Day in 1970 the message “Act local, think global“ was imprinted on all our minds, the idea that preservation of our planet starts at home. Why would you save a vernal pool if you don’t know the salamanders who... Keep Reading »
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March 31, 2015 by Jess
We are proud to announce that eleven local artists have been selected for the yearlong Arts & Agriculture collaboration between the Concord Agriculture Committee and The Umbrella’s Musketaquid Arts and Environment program.Last week, a jury consisting of Jerry Wedge from The Umbrella, Kate James from the Concord Art Association, and David Wood from the Concord... Keep Reading »
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March 27, 2015 by Jess
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 2 of 5written by Deb RichardsonThe year 1990 marked the 20th anniversary of National Earth Day. I approached Ellie Bemis with the idea of co-teaching a spring art class for children at the Emerson Umbrella to honor that event. After all, Concord has always been... Keep Reading »
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March 20, 2015 by Jess
Earth Day 2015Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 1 of 5Twenty-five years ago, Umbrella artists Ellie Bemis, CC King, and Deb Richardson, merged their artistic talents and with their passion for the environment. As artists, they understood the power of art to nurture a sense of... Keep Reading »
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February 20, 2015 by Jess
On a sunny but chilly afternoon in January I returned to the Musketaquid Arts workshop to mortar the mosaic coaster initially constructed during this month’s Thursday Night Winter Salon.   Nancy Lippe, the director of Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program and host of the Salons, has designed these monthly soirees as a type of maker’s circle.  Inspired... Keep Reading »
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September 17, 2014 by Jess
It's hard to beat an evening of art, wine, dessert and great conversation!The Musketaquid’s Fall Salon series opened last Thursday with gourds – one of the world’s oldest, most recognizable and universal plants.  When dried, their shell can be cut to make bowls, ladles, and other tools.  It is not certain where gourds originated or how they traveled the globe,... Keep Reading »
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