arts and environment

Nemo's Garden underwater diver photo by Giacomo d'Orlando
July 13, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
On Tuesday July 12, the publishers of Zeke Magazine and The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program hosted a virtual discussion with three world-class documentary photographers featured in the current gallery exhibition, Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis, on extended view through August 15. In a discussion moderated by... Keep Reading »
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Indigenous Fire Story from Zeke Magazine by Kiliii Yuyan
July 5, 2022 by Madeline Miller
Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court makes meaningful climate change mitigation at the federal level more difficult, at least in the immediate future. The ruling strictly limits the ways in which the Clean Air Act, the nation’s main air pollution rule, can be used to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.Even a momentous Supreme Court ruling is just one... Keep Reading »
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Photo of farmer by Sarah Fretwell/ZEKE magazine
June 27, 2022 by Rachel Olson
Visual Arts and Environment Programs Collaborate with Social Documentary Network for Powerful Global StorytellingThe Umbrella Arts & Environment and The Umbrella Visual Arts programs, in partnership with the Concord, MA-based Social Documentary Network/ZEKE Magazine, present an exciting new exhibition (July 5–31, 2022) of world-class documentary photography... Keep Reading »
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September 26, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella is pleased to welcome Madeline Miller as Director of The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program.Madeline came to The Umbrella in September from Orion Magazine, where she served in various leadership positions from 2007 - 2021. Some of the projects she spearheaded during her time at Orion included Earthly Love: Stories of Intimacy and... Keep Reading »
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January 5, 2021 by Caroline
We spent the holidays curled up in front of the fire with a hot cup of cider. But it wasn’t just any fire – it was the Ninjas in Nature Festival fire!  Families and kids came to Chamberlin Woods for an afternoon of nature skills activities. Ken Clarkson led a charcoal pencil activity in the field. Each participant prepped grape vine to turn into charcoal... Keep Reading »
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December 3, 2020 by Caroline
Flickering firelight illuminates small hands gluing, weaving, and cutting. Are these elves in the North Pole? Nope, these are the kids and families participating in this year’s Winter Solstice Celebration! You may recall last year’s blow-out Solstice at the Old Manse. Families, friends, and strangers who became friends gathered around the fire pit singing carols... Keep Reading »
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November 24, 2020 by Caroline
On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Maura Clarke and Suzanne Siner gathered virtually with their students for a new writing workshop: Writing Out Loud. Though in separate, virtual locations, the class was cozy and communal as everyone pulled out their snacks. Dana brought chips. Sydney a protein bar. Before diving into journaling, Maura and Suzanne prompted everyone... Keep Reading »
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November 4, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Bring your notebooks, sketchbooks, and pencils, because The Umbrella Arts & Environment program is hosting two new workshops in November! These outdoor workshops will encourage students and families to explore and interact with nature in a creative way.Nature Journaling WorkshopSaturday, November 14, 2pmCan you count all the leaves on the trees? No, but you can draw... Keep Reading »
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August 18, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Town Tourism, Local Artists Team Up to Beautify Outdoor Dining AreasOn Saturday, August 15, several Concord families gathered at The Umbrella Arts Center to decorate table covers that will be displayed on picnic tables around town. Painting in shifts over 3 hours, and maintaining social distancing, family groups worked with the guidance of local artists from Village Art... Keep Reading »
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