Earth Month Gallery Artists' Opening Reception
April 23, 2020 by Rachel Olson
In navigating the tumultuous waters of the COVID-19 crisis, The Umbrella Arts & Environment program has turned to online platforms to carry on the community’s annual Earth Day celebrations. One of these traditions is the Earth Month Gallery Exhibition, which showcases works from artists near and far on selected themes relating to Earth Day. With The Umbrella currently closed to the public, this year’s exhibition, Freshwater and Our Watersheds, is a virtual gallery.
Adding to online engagement, Arts & Environment Program Assistant Caroline Provost hosted a virtual artists’ opening reception for the gallery exhibition through Zoom. Participating artists from as close as Concord and as far as Georgia and Colorado were able to meet and discuss their work, as well as the importance of both art and connection in this period of widespread isolation. While the media of pieces in the show varied widely, from paintings to sculptures to quilts, the artists all spoke positively of each others’ works and shared a common love for nature.