Volunteers

July 30, 2020 by Rachel Olson
By Margie WeeksJohn Burke has a passion for photography that is contagious. It was so interesting for me to hear him talk about the experience he has with this pastime he has made a living at for so many years. It means a lot to him. John has volunteered his photography skills to The Umbrella for the last 6 years. During that time, he has taken photos of a number of... Keep Reading »
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July 23, 2020 by Anonymous
by Chandreyi DattaMonica Chen is a creative and multitalented writer with a love for the arts. Writing has been her passion since a very young age. Even before she learned how to write, Monica was known for her storytelling skills. As a child, she took art classes and honed her creative skills. She believes art has played an important role in her journey of self-... Keep Reading »
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July 12, 2020 by Anonymous
By Josey MurrayCooper is modest man who couldn’t imagine why volunteer coordinator, Kathy Warren, would want a profile done on him. Kathy Warren recruited Cooper over two and a half years ago when he was looking for something to get involved in after retiring. Cooper spent the last ten years of his career “overseeing the installation of fiber optic networks at air force... Keep Reading »
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June 24, 2020 by Anonymous
By Josey MurrayDan Kemp is a naturalist, writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, and lifelong learner. His volunteer work at Umbrella Arts Center gives us only a glimpse into his varied talents andpassions. The Arts & Environment Program has allowed him to use his skills as a writer, explore a new interest in documentary filmmaking, and engage in an enduring... Keep Reading »
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Jordan Waterworth
June 17, 2020 by Stewart
Article by Diana Kennedy “Follow the action” seems to be the unofficial mantra that Jordan Waterworth has adopted in his approach to filmmaking and in life. His combination of ambition and curiosity have led him to both his undergraduate studies at Suffolk University as well as his position as vital member of The Umbrella’s volunteer staff, taking on a multitude... Keep Reading »
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May 21, 2020 by Anonymous
By Monica ChenFor Sue Appel, community engagement has played a large role in her life for many years. And when she found herself with some more free time, that volunteer spirit led her to The Umbrella. “When my children were young, I was involved in many different volunteering roles in my community,” says Sue. “When it was time for me to go to work full time, I stopped... Keep Reading »
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April 24, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Can you explain your volunteer work?Every month since October 2019, my mom and I collect flyers from The Umbrella Arts Center and distribute them at businesses throughout West Concord. The flyers advertise the events and programs being offered at The Umbrella. How did you get started?We are members of the National Charity League (NCL), which is an organization for... Keep Reading »
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April 22, 2020 by Anonymous
Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator for The Umbrella, has been working with a team of volunteers throughout the region to create artfully crafted masks to share with The Umbrella staff and wider community.Over the course of the first week, the volunteers – including skilled quilters and fiber artists -- crafted approximately 70... Keep Reading »
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April 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Interviewed by MacKenzie ColtonMary O’Connell first got involved with The Umbrella through taking acrylic painting classes with Joy Buell. She studied art in school and has been seeking to reconnect to her studies now that her kids are older. She continued her involvement by volunteering to usher for the productions at The Umbrella.  Can you explain your... Keep Reading »
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March 31, 2020 by Anonymous
Interview by Emma Weltner Can you explain your volunteer work?I distribute the monthly flyers for The Umbrella, and I post them around Concord Center. The flyers often include information about the theater shows and galleries. I love doing the flyer runs because they allow me to learn more and be more involved in Concord, the town I live in. I especially enjoy... Keep Reading »
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