Studio Arts

November 10, 2014 by Jess
During our November First Thursday last week, over a hundred people came to The Umbrella to participate in our first Empty Bowls event for an evening of charity, art, food, and fun.  Three tables laden with bowls were set out in our brand new gallery while wave after wave of visitors searched for the bowl that spoke to them.  These bowls were made by our... Keep Reading »
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Barbara Willis, Resident Artist
September 29, 2014 by Jess
The first thing you notice when you enter Barbara Willis’s sunny corner studio at The Umbrella is a dazzling rainbow of spooled fibers: bold jewel tones, glittering metallics, delicate pastels, and smoky earth hues. Silk and cotton yarn sits beside chenille, bamboo, wool, mohair, and rayon on shelves, tabletops, and windowsills.After drinking in the spectrum of colors and... Keep Reading »
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Waterworks Artist Talk
September 26, 2014 by Jess
Artists tend to be visually oriented, more comfortable with shapes and colors than sounds and words, which means that many of them view talking about their work with a certain trepidation.  But yesterday three of The Umbrella's resident artists took the challenge and stepped forward to share the inspirations, stories, and processes behind their artwork.  ... Keep Reading »
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Pets of The Umbrella
September 2, 2014 by Jess
The Umbrella is always full of different sorts of people, from teachers to artists to performers and more.  But if you've ever come into our building, you know that there are other creatures who visit as well.  Many of the resident artists have animals and some bring them to The Umbrella quite regularly.  To recognize these non-human Umbrella goers, we... Keep Reading »
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