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November 21, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Arts Center has received a grant of $28,500 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its FY23 CIP Portfolio Program.This grant signifies that The Umbrella Arts Center provides significant public value through its programs and services. The Umbrella offers a wide range of programs to the community, including classes and workshops for all ages,... Keep Reading »
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October 28, 2021 by Rachel Olson
I'm proud to share that this month, the Mass Cultural Council named The Umbrella a "UP Designated Organization" following our intensive, half-year participation in its Innovation and Learning Network. We join a cohort of leading cultural institutions who have demonstrated a commitment to learn, take action, innovate, and embrace accessibility and inclusivity as core... Keep Reading »
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March 11, 2020 by Stewart Ikeda
PLEASE NOTE: Due to public health concerns surrounding the coronovirus (COVID19), The Umbrella is exercising an abundance of caution and canceling non-essential events including the previously posted MARCH 14 Free Family Day.While there is no immediate evidence of specific risk, we are closely monitoring developments with the CDC and local health officials. Ongoing... Keep Reading »
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Performing Arts Director Brian Boruta will also be The Umbrella Stage Company's Artistic Director
August 15, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
With The Umbrella Stage Company's debut as Greater Boston's newest professional theater in new state-of-the-art facilities, it's no wonder that theater enthusiasts are excited by the changes here in Concord.Since turning professional earlier this year, The Umbrella Stage Company's developments have been covered in publications from Art New England and Broadway... Keep Reading »
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Farewell, Umbrella Annex!
July 31, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
After two years of hosting several Umbrella programs including The Umbrella Arts Education, The Umbrella Performing Arts, and The Umbrella Volunteer offices, the temporary Umbrella Annex at 57 Old Rd. to Nine Acre Corner (ORNAC) in Concord, MA has ceased operations. With renovations and new construction at 40 Stow Street now approaching completion, operations... Keep Reading »
Joe Wallace Discusses Portraits of Dementia Exhibit in WCVB Interview
May 23, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
Boston Globe writer Nancy Shohet West went behind the scenes to explore the root inspirations and stories that drove writer/photographer Joe Wallace to tackle the topic of dementia in his project "Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia," on display during an extended run through July 7, 2019 at The Umbrella Gallery.In the article, Wallace shares recollections... Keep Reading »
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Concord Journal May 3 2019
May 14, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella was spotlighted in two homepage feature articles in The Concord Journal newspaper, May 3.In the feature Renovations at Umbrella Community Arts near the finish line, journalist Pam Ellertson provides a comprehensive, illustrated overview of the multistage construction projects underway at our HQ at 40 Stow Street in Concord.Concord celebrates... Keep Reading »
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February 21, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Stage Company to Go Equity, Expand Programs in New Multi-theater HomeThe Umbrella Performing Arts Program has announced that it will kick off its 2019/2020 season in September in its new home, with a new name -- The Umbrella Stage Company -- and a new status as Greater Boston’s newest professional theater.In a news release issued this week,... Keep Reading »
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Teaching Woodwork in Rita Roy's Classes by Pam Ellertson
January 3, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
A new article in the Concord Patch news by writer Pam Ellertson gives a wonderful account of teacher Rita Roy's approach to Building Skills in Bustling Woodwork Classes at The Umbrella. The article shows Roy's diverse skills and background interests -- from physics to theater to video to woodwork -- and an emphasis on imparting "skills... Keep Reading »
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Quilting artist and teacher Tica de Moor of the Umbrella Arts
December 11, 2018 by Admin
We're pleased to share this wonderful article about quilting and fiber arts at The Umbrella by writer Christine Diaz recently published in the Concord Patch news. The feature shares an inside look at artist Tica de Moor's approach to teaching advanced concepts and techniques in using color for quilt art.De Moor's popular quilting art class was announced in The... Keep Reading »
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