Arts Gallery

July 29, 2020 by Rachel Olson
A Multigenerational Exhibition for All of Us as We #StayHome #StaySafe #StayCreativeSince the start of the COVID-19 crisis and the shuttering of The Umbrella galleries, classrooms, theaters, studios, and Makerspace labs, The Umbrella has attempted to keep our community connected, growing, and thriving by going back to our core mission: We enrich lives and build a vibrant... Keep Reading »
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April 3, 2020 by Anonymous
With most local galleries and museums closed to the public because of COVID-19, we are always looking for new ways to engage with and benefit from looking at art. Luckily technology makes it possible for us to visit some of our favorite local galleries and museums for inspiration  These are some of our favorite spaces and exhibitions we experienced, including an... Keep Reading »
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March 18, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Since the completion of The Umbrella’s renovations in the fall, The Umbrella community has benefitted from having three new art exhibition spaces: the expanded Main Gallery, the Black Box Gallery, and Gallery 3. The expansions to our Main Gallery have allowed us to hold a number of successful main exhibitions, including our current show, Aperture, an annual group show... Keep Reading »
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StoryArt Opening Photos
October 4, 2019 by Stewart
On the evening of Oct. 3, a few hundred visitors to The Umbrella turned out for the opening reception to StoryArt: Children's Book Illustration -- the first group exhibition presented in the newly completed Main Arts Gallery at 40 Stow Street. Guests had a chance to met and discuss the work with the eight award-winning artists featured in the exhibition, including: ... Keep Reading »
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Joe Wallace Discusses Portraits of Dementia Exhibit in WCVB Interview
May 23, 2019 by Stewart
Boston Globe writer Nancy Shohet West went behind the scenes to explore the root inspirations and stories that drove writer/photographer Joe Wallace to tackle the topic of dementia in his project "Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia," on display during an extended run through July 7, 2019 at The Umbrella Gallery.In the article, Wallace shares recollections... Keep Reading »
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Public Art Coasters from The Art of Craft Beer
May 10, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Visual Arts, in partnership with the True West Brewing and The Gallery at Villageworks (525 Mass Ave., Acton), welcomes the public to a fun and festive opening reception for the exhibition, "The Art of Craft Beer".Come on out to experience, celebrate and hands-on contribute to the creative symbiosis between independent craft breweries and... Keep Reading »
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Floor mat made of single use plastic bags
February 27, 2019 by Stewart
A new article by Angela Thoma in The Concord Journal gives a great behind-the-scenes look at how Concord Academy senior Audrey Lin developed Matting Change, the creative, innovative project that transforms recycled plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless youth in Boston.The Umbrella has been pleased to host Lin for workshops to instruct... Keep Reading »
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Lois Anderson - Routes of migration
February 19, 2019 by Stewart
Saturday February 23, 1:00-3:00PMFree and Open to the Public The public is invited to participate in a basketry demonstration by several artists participating in The Umbrella Community Arts Center's "Migration" Fiber Arts Exhibit​ running through Feb. 28 in Concord.   THE ARTISTSLouise Berliner​A writer and fiber artist, Louise... Keep Reading »
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Ngoc-Tran Vu - Made Elsewhere
February 4, 2019 by Jess
Fiber arts are resonating. This summer we were enthralled by Donna Rhae Marder’s exhibition at The Society of Arts & Crafts and The Isabella Stewart Gardener’s Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time engaged us in redefinitions of textile art. Shortly after confirming the details of Migration, our current exhibition, our friends at The Arlington Center for... Keep Reading »
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Painting of a woman watering plants with a hose
September 19, 2018 by Jess
Announcing our 2018-2019 Arts Gallery Season: TRANSITIONS During several months displaced from our studios and galleries this summer, Umbrella artists are popping up around Concord in conventional and unconventional gallery spaces. Come fall, the resident artists of The Umbrella will return to a transitional space still in flux: the final touches studio... Keep Reading »
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