Studio Arts

April 12, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Ceramics Program is pleased to invite the public to attend the charitable fundraising event, Empty Bowls, presented this year with Littleton Community Farm at Orange Door Kitchen, 251 Arlington St, West, Acton MA from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019.Guests will savor hearty soups and will take home a handcrafted bowl, many by... Keep Reading »
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April 2, 2019 by erinruvalcaba
When Wayne Geehan came to The Umbrella in the late 90’s he had his share of experiences with various artist studios. From renting spaces in Watertown Square, Belmont and Carlisle, Wayne was finally able to obtain a studio in Concord at The Umbrella in 2005.When he was living as a full-time artist, Wayne needed a space where he could come and create his work. When asked he... Keep Reading »
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April 2, 2019 by erinruvalcaba
The convenience of The Umbrella is what attracted Tracy Bull back in 2013. If you ask her she’ll say, “Nothing would have held me back from The Umbrella because it’s a convenient specter.” With three kids and a busy schedule Tracy was able to take advantage of The Umbrella’s beneficial location and kid friendly opportunities.The Umbrella plays an important role in Tracy’s... Keep Reading »
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March 28, 2019 by erinruvalcaba
Carol Krauss, a longtime friend of the Umbrella, first came here back in 1996.With three little kids in school and not wanting to dive back into the corporate life, she had more time on her hands to dedicate herself to something creative. Taking classes at The New England School of Photography and building a little dark room in her basement, Krauss made the best of her... Keep Reading »
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Barbara Willis
March 28, 2019 by erinruvalcaba
Barbara Willis has been a part of the Umbrella community since before the Umbrella was even established.If you ask her about it, she’ll tell you the story getting the lease for the building and ultimately getting permission from the town of Concord to move into the building, despite disapproval from some of the Concord residents. She was originally interested in a studio... Keep Reading »
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November 26, 2018 by Jess
Written by Priyadersini Eramath-MuraliIt has been two weeks since The Umbrella Community Arts Center welcomed its artists back to a newly renovated building with renovated modern studios. The project was made possible by generous donations from the community and other well-wishers. I took the pleasure of visiting two artists at their new studios to talk to them about... Keep Reading »
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December 5, 2017 by Jess
- written by The Umbrella's 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth KingOn my walks through the neighborhoods of Concord this month, I have developed an obsession with the way people maintain their yards. Gardening, weed whacking, and raking in some combination seem to be almost a way of life for many people. I am interested in the fact that yard work is a solitary, yet... Keep Reading »
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October 17, 2017 by Jess
- written by the 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth King.I am a superstitious painter. In each new studio, I must act out certain rituals to ensure productivity. There is a specific flat white that I am accustomed to seeing behind my paintings. There is specific warm gray that I need below me-even though I know it will almost instantly be covered with... Keep Reading »
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September 7, 2017 by Jess
Somehow it’s been a year since I moved into a crooked little house and a warm, sunny studio at the Umbrella. A nearly brand-new easel stood in the studio corner, the walls were bare, and I was admittedly intimidated by the prospect of a whole year to make a new series of work. And how wrong I was, to be intimidated by what seemed like a huge stretch of time! How the year... Keep Reading »
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August 16, 2017 by Jess
We’re excited to announce our fourth Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth King!Elizabeth King graduated in 2017 from RISD with her MFA in painting. In 2011, she received her BFA in painting from Boston University. She makes paintings that showcase her interests: ranging from printmaking to textiles. Growing up in Massachusetts, her tropical paintings rely primarily on... Keep Reading »
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