Studio Arts

July 7, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella is pleased to welcome our new Artcubator Resident, Hillary Kane! Kane is a ceramicist and painter who has studied and worked all around the world. In 2010, Kane founded the Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Ubud, Bali, and continues to live a bi-hemispheral life between Bali and New England. In her residency, Kane aims to fully realize and create an... Keep Reading »
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March 31, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Current Umbrella Artcubator resident Julia Csekö is excited to share some updates about her work, both with The Umbrella and with other art organizations.The Somerville Arts Council has selected Csekö as a Somerville Arts Council Fellow for 2021! This fellowship, awarded to individual artists in a variety of disciplines, provides support for selected artists to... Keep Reading »
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John Lewis Mural 2020 by Artcubator Artist Julia Cseko
December 27, 2020 by Anonymous
By Margie WeeksOne of The Umbrella’s two current Artcubator artists is Julia Cseko, a Brazilian/American Visual Artist. Julia endeavors to engage viewers ranging from art enthusiasts to those who have never been exposed to contemporary art.  The Umbrella Artcubator awards studio space to visual artists for short-term projects throughout the year. The Artcubator... Keep Reading »
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September 4, 2020 by Rachel Olson
By Aimee KhanImagine a far-off beautiful place only spoken about in stories from early childhood onward, somewhere your grandparents once called their home, a place they left behind. The concept of home is difficult to define, but we all know it as something that should be good. Lois Andersen heard stories about family she hadn’t met, their personalities, reputations, and... Keep Reading »
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July 23, 2020 by Anonymous
By Wendy LovelandThe Umbrella Arts Center suspended public programs on March 24, following Gov. Baker's closure order in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While The Umbrella's 50+ studio artists were permitted to access their private studios, most artists did not come in. One would surmise that COVID-19 interrupted art as it did most other endeavors. However, it... Keep Reading »
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July 23, 2020 by Rachel Olson
While The Umbrella Studio Artists have not all been able to return to The Umbrella in person just yet, they have been keeping busy and connected online these past few months. We have been motivating and inspiring one another from afar, whether it be through sharing their work, having lunchtime Zoom calls together, or creating a collaborative Spotify playlist.... Keep Reading »
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May 4, 2020 by Rachel Olson
On Tuesday April 23, 2020, while on Covid-19 shutdown, Umbrella Studio Artist Lonnie Harvey gave a special, detailed demo of water-based ink on rice paper print technique from her temporary studio on the Cape.Hosted by Umbrella Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Warren, this Zoom appreciation event for Umbrella volunteers was recorded to share in lieu of a planned behind-the-... Keep Reading »
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April 26, 2020 by Anonymous
The Umbrella's Artcubator program awards studio space to visual artists for short-term projects throughout the year. Established and emerging artists alike benefit from the input of a creative community of more than 50 artists in the iteration and innovation of their ideas. Visiting artists can belong, experiment and establish leveraging Umbrella studio space,... Keep Reading »
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November 26, 2018 by Jess
Written by Priyadersini Eramath-MuraliIt has been two weeks since The Umbrella Community Arts Center welcomed its artists back to a newly renovated building with renovated modern studios. The project was made possible by generous donations from the community and other well-wishers. I took the pleasure of visiting two artists at their new studios to talk to them about... Keep Reading »
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