Gallery 3

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About Gallery 3

This intimate space on our third floor allows a rotating roster of resident "curators" to mount small, informal, experimental shows. Proposals are invited annually for exhibition slots.Call for Art for 2019-2020 is now open! Contact Jess Muise in Visual Arts with inquiries and interest.

Current Exhibition

Monday Night Oil Painting at The Umbrella - taught by Lois Andersen

At 7 pm in Umbrella on  Monday nights, painters faithfully tote their canvases and bags of supplies into room 224.  They come with ideas and images that compel them to put paint on canvas to tell the story or create an image that describes their vision. The group invariably consists of veteran painters and newbies, always a congenial, mutually supportive mix. Most nights we study some masterworks on the screen to enjoy and to develop a discerning eye.

Each painter works on images that interest them. Usually representational, forays into the abstract are always welcome, since concerns of composition, color, and value apply to any painting. 
As the instructor, I enjoy and value the students in this class for what I learn while by attempting to be helpful, and because of the delightful experience of seeing the incredible variety of the human imagination and expression, over and over.  

Past Exhibitions

Madeleine Evans & Susan Ticknor - September 26 - October 25 - Studio Artist Susan Ticknor and Umbrella alumna Madeleine Evans.

2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence Nicholas Anthony Mancini has mounted a small exhibition of small works on paper and canvas as part of his culminating exhibition, August - September 2019.

Art Scramble - July - August 2019 - We were excited to host the West Concord Cultural District's collaborative art project, Art Scramble! Coordinated by The Village Art Room (formerly Art Gym), this 6' x 12' painting was made by more than 180 people, including some of our very own Studio Artists and staff!

Cynthia Katz, Studio 307 - April - June 2019 - This group of pictures stems from everyday experiences of my life: I am a gardener, I am a walker, I am a photographer. Gelatin Silver Prints, Archivally matted.

The Annex Gallery - various exhibitions 2018 - 2019  Follow the link for details on student and faculty exhibitions hosted at our temporary space, The Umbrella Annex, while Gallery 3 was under construction.

Umbrella Painting Student Art Show! May 1 - May 31, 2017  Oil paintings, woodblock prints and drawings done by students of Umbrella Studio Artist and Faculty Lois Andersen.

32 American Still Lifes and a Figure Study - Kayo Burmon, October 1 - October 31, 2016  Art provides us with insight into history and culture. There is no doubt about that. American Artists have given us an understanding of our values, lifestyles, wealth and poverty, angst and joy. They have provided us with the opportunity to see the entire country, past and present, urban and rural. We experience the transitions in fashion, architecture and jobs. The list goes on. This exhibition is my way of representing a very important piece of contemporary American culture.

Susan Ticknor, Studio Artist, September 1 - September 30, 2016

Long Pose Figure Study March 1 - April 4, 2016  On view during Open Studios on April 2 + 3The art on this wall was created by members of the Long Pose Figure Study class which meets here at The Umbrella every Thursday morning. The class has no instructor so we serve as a resource to each other, with open and constructive discussion of the work. As you can see, we work in a broad range of media, including graphite, charcoal, pastels, gouache, acrylics, watercolor, and oils. Class typically begins with three short poses, with the balance of the three hours dedicated to one pose. 

Hang it Up - February 1 - February 29, 2016  Hang It Up is a group exhibition representing the new terrains charted by students in an Umbrella ceramic course focusing on tiles and wall reliefs. We began with different starting points, explored ceramic surface, reflected on the work of contemporary artists and planned for how our work would be shown. Students considered how ceramic, drawing, painting and sculpture traditions might inform their work. Each bravely moved out of their comfort zone and engaged in the process of developing new ideas. Artists include Kim Ahern, Beth Dalal, Amy Fennick, Melinda Lindquist, and Peggy Walsh. - Ellen Huie, Instructor

Preview: Dorothy Arnold Benefit Exhibition, December 1 - December 31, 2015  We are pleased to partner with The Umbrella Center Community Arts Center and offer for sale a broad representation of the work of Dorothy (Doffie) Arnold. An award-winning painter, Doffie pursued her craft with excellence and commitment for 45 years. Here we have some of Doffie’s works available to be viewed and purchased. 80% of the purchase price goes directly to supporting The Umbrella. Through “The Doffie Project,” Dorothy’s artwork continues to inspire many while also enriching our community.

Endurance, Work by Louise Arnold,  Studio Artist, November 1 - November 30, 2015  The current exhibit of my work continues my exploration of  specific New England landscapes and their 'genius loci' or prevailing character.  What appeals to me about the elements in these landscapes is twofold: their staying power over time despite often adverse conditions, and their unique character and personalities.  They are also iconic landscapes within their given locales. I am also interested in exploring scale changes. I feel that the larger format allows the observer to enter the space of the paintings and participate in them to a greater degree.

Rhythms, work by Studio Artist Julia Miner, September 1 - October 31, 2015   Rhythms expresses the lyrical nature of farmland.  The rhythmic rounds of seasons, changing light, and landforms, as well as staccato patterns of growth, are reflected in the calligraphy of pastel marks on paper.  After finishing her latest picture book, Julia started the triptychs to explore compositions that, like two-page spreads in a book (or three movements in a symphony) are complete on one page and yet create a larger composition with neighboring pages. Drawn from the Food Project fields in Lincoln, the show includes new figurative studies highlighting the diverse groups working the land.