Arts & Environment

August 7, 2018 by nancy
Supported by a 21st Century grant, Lowell Public Schools and Musketaquid Arts & Environment have teamed up to bring a summer art camp to Lowell students tuition-free.  The Greenhalge Elementary School program focuses on using natural and recycled materials to connect youth to nature and environmental themes. Projects this summer have included egg carton animals,... Keep Reading »
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August 7, 2018 by nancy
Circumstance fostered Debra Rolfe’s passion for basket-making. As a young girl, she happened to attend a Bloomington, Indiana middle school with a special program that exposed students to the art of weaving. Debra wove her first basket through this program and never forgot the experience, forever remembering the joy she found in the weaving process. Years later,... Keep Reading »
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August 7, 2018 by nancy
If you happened to be walking through Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Newbury Land during the second week of July, you may have spotted a group of kids covered in mud, joyfully running barefoot through the field. These kids made up Musketaquid Arts & Environment’s first summer session of Ninjas in Nature, an outdoor education program that combines exposure to the... Keep Reading »
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March 2, 2018 by Admin
Exhibit OverviewArt Ramble 2018 (3rd annual exhibit)Proposed Exhibit Dates: September 1 - November 30The Umbrella Arts & Environment Art Ramble 2018 will be an outdoor art installation in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, MA, from September 1 - November 30 in collaboration with Concord’s Division of Natural Resources (CDNR). Proposal DetailsSeeking... Keep Reading »
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July 5, 2017 by Admin
by Jenn Houle“We must look a long time before we can see.” - ThoreauIn honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday this exhibit encourages a slowing of the viewer’s experience of the natural world. What can we learn from looking and how long does it take us to see? As a species we can now exist without stepping foot in the woods. But what happens when we do?Sixteen... Keep Reading »
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April 18, 2017 by Admin
Written by Dan KempGeraldine (Geri) Barney connects worlds. On Earth Day, April 22, the singer-songwriter will take part in the River Ceremony near the Old North Bridge, walk in the Musketaquid Earth Day parade and perform at the Arts and Environment Festival at The Umbrella.Geri is a Navajo woman from Tohatchi, New Mexico, who has lived in Boston for the past twenty... Keep Reading »
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April 10, 2017 by Admin
Written by Dan KempOn Saturday, April 22, a ceremony at the Concord River near the Old Manse in Concord will kick off the Musketaquid Earth Day events, followed by the Earth Day Parade, and the Arts & Environment Festival on The Umbrella front lawn. Hundreds will gather on the riverbanks to participate in the River Ceremony. Near the Old North Bridge, CC King, as the... Keep Reading »
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September 17, 2015 by Jess
written by Amiya SubramanianMy name is Amiya Subramanian and I am currently a freshman at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. I am also a senior girl scout and recently did my Silver Award project at The Umbrella.  My project consisted of using art-related science activities to give kids the opportunity to learn scientific concepts in a more creative,  hands-... Keep Reading »
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April 23, 2015 by Jess
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 5 of 5written by Dan KempPreparing an Earth Day celebration can’t be all that complicated, can it? That’s what I thought before I joined planning meetings for this year’s celebration. I soon found out how wrong I was. To put together the events of Earth Month,... Keep Reading »
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April 10, 2015 by Jess
Musketaquid Arts And Environment: 25 Years of Celebrating the Confluence of Art and NatureBlog 4 of 5written by Jeannie AbbottIt was one of those moments when you know more is going on than meets the eye. Last November a deer wandered into my yard and around to the front door. Curious, she kept looking in the window at us looking out at her. This went on for... Keep Reading »
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