A 14" x 16" oil on canvas created in 2018 by Lois Andersen, studio artist at The Umbrella. Lois has been teaching in schools and local communities for more than 25 years. loisandersenfineart.com
A 29 "x 14" x 9" stoneware torso with colored slips and black colored wax on a granite base with a wrought iron rod by Nancy Arkuss. Nancy is a studio artist at The Umbrella, focusing primarily on figurative sculpture. Her life size sculpture titled, "THE SECRET", can be seen on the porch of 49 Sudbury road. For many years, she taught at The Fenn School, a local independent school for boys. nancyarkuss.com
A 24" x 24" framed acrylic on linen by Kate Bird, studio artist at The Umbrella. Kate gets inspiration from her love of the ocean environment. She is an exhibiting artist at the Spring Street Gallery on Block Island, where she has had solo shows for the past five years. springstreetgallery.org/Kate-Bird.html
A 50" x 32" acrylic on canvas by artist Dorothy "Doffie" Arnold. The boundless energy of Dorothy Arnold has given us thousands of drawings and paintings. To honor her legacy,The Doffie Project has distributed the vast collection of her work to raise money for charities. This is a favorite that The Umbrella has chosen for this year's auction.
A 32 ½" x 45" framed watercolor by gala committee member Gail Burr. Gail is an avid fly fisher and often finds inspiration from the colorful and unique flies that she uses. Gail has been an artist since she was very young. She started out teaching art and woodworking to children. She is a painter and photographer. gailburr.com
A 13" x 7 ½" ceramic vase, thrown in three pieces using stoneware clay and fired at Cone 6 oxidation. Dishwasher safe by ceramic artist Jennifer Campbell. Jenn calls herself a functional potter by night and mom of two by day. She was first introduced to ceramics over 15 years ago and has been throwing ever since. Mixing bright colors, patterns and exploring the many techniques and styles of pottery keeps her coming back for more. junoceramics.com
A 12" x 12" framed acrylic on canvas by Sara Cassidy Smith, studio artist at The Umbrella. Much of her recent work focuses on streetscapes, in which painting and architecture come together to challenge her drawing skills as well as her ability to capture color, light and the quiet beauty of everyday life. This painting began on a quiet early morning drive through Woodstock, VT in late winter. The glowing sunrise, streetlights and illuminated trees were magically reflected in the snow. saracassidysmith.com
A 12" x 22" framed photograph - pigment print on art paper by fine art photographer Pierre Chiha. "Like Sheep" was most recently displayed in the show "PASSAGE" at The Umbrella Gallery. Pierre has been a studio artist and photographer at The Umbrella since 1995. He gets his inspiration from painters such as Vermeer, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent. pierre.com
A one-hour fine art family / children portrait session with a $325 credit towards a print on archival paper by Pierre Chiha, studio artist at The Umbrella. This session can be at your residence, in our studio or at a meaningful location. pierre.com
A 4" x 6" watercolor (with frame 14 ½" x 17 ½") by the celebrated artist, Meredith Fife Day. Meredith has had a four decade long career making art and teaching. She was the Artist-in-Residence at the Whistler House Museum of Art from 2003-2013. This work is donated by Umbrella artist Margaret Savage from her private collection. meredithfifeday.com
A pair of 22" x 22" handcrafted pillows by Cathy Folts, member of The Umbrella's Board. These pillows feature a limited edition geometric print made of 100% cotton with high-quality down feather inserts. All made in USA. Bring a vibrant stroke of color and design into your favorite space with this stunning fabric. Multiple sophisticated stitching techniques make this unique design similar to a work of art. concordpillows.com
A 10" x 12" framed oil on canvas by Michelle Garro, artist at Garro Studios at Artspace in Maynard, MA. Michelle is a painter who works in oil, watercolor, and pastel. Her primary subject matter includes landscapes, portraits, the figure, and still life. Her work is in private collections in the U.S. and Europe as well as corporate/institutional collections. garrostudios.com
A 9" x 12" framed acrylic on painting panel of a Marine scene off the Maine Coast by Wayne Geehan, studio artist at The Umbrella. Wayne has been a commercial artist and illustrator for over forty years. His first venture in children's books was illustrating Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Journey to the Center of the Earth among others. waynegeehan.com
A 14" x 23" framed archival pigment print on 100% cotton rag hot press paper, 2018 by local photographer Aliisa Gray. Aliisa's appreciation for historical preservation and cultural landscapes is apparent in her photography. aliisagray.com
One-of-a-kind handmade bubinga wood turned hostess / serving set featuring a wine cork extractor, two stainless wine bottle stoppers, cheese plane, set of three charcuterie forks and $50 gift certificate to The Concord Cheese Shop to help jump start your entertaining by Concord artisan and wood turner, Julie Hagan of Turning Grace. Julie is also a member of the gala committee. turninggrace.com
A 12" x 12" framed oil on canvas by gala committee member Deanna Hargraves. Deanna paints local and New England landscapes.
A 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas by artist Mary Ellen Harney. Mary Ellen is a painter and Concord native. She developed a love of drawing and painting at an early age and took lessons from both The Umbrella and Kristina Joyce for many years. She is inspired by photography, color, geometry, the intersection of painting and technology and artifacts and masks from Africa and Oceania. Find her on instagram @maryellenharneyart
A 16 ¾" x 26 ¾" framed original monoprint by Lonnie Harvey, studio artist at The Umbrella. Lonnie's scenes are painted from nature, landscapes and still lifes. Many of her images come from Concord, Carlisle and the surrounding area. Lonnie has shown her work extensively in the New England area. She has been creating monoprints for over 25 years. lonnieharvey.com
A 7 ½" x 5 ¼" Saggar-fired white stoneware vessel by Suzanne Hill, studio artist at The Umbrella. Suzanne has been working with clay for over 40 years. She has taught ceramics to all age levels and exhibited her work in galleries in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Sedona and Newport. Suzanne has lived in Mexico, Peru and Bangladesh, where she learned pottery techniques from local craftspeople. suzannehillceramicart.com
A 10" x 4" x 4" hand painted porcelain clay functionalware by Erica Lynn Hood, artist and teacher of clay at The Umbrella and throughout New England. Erica works with a cone 6 ivory colored porcelain clay body and black underglaze. She utilizes wheel throwing, hand building, and mold making techniques when creating functionalware. She co-founded Thermal Shock Studio with Owen Roberts in 2017. ericalynnhood.com
A 20 ½" x 20 ½" framed Giclee print of collage with hand-dyed embroidery trim by artist and trial attorney Karen Hurvitz. A picture is worth a thousand words. We dream in pictures, not in words. Our interpretation of reality and our place in it is our world "view". A person's experience is always private, subjective, filtered by personal events, emotional history, and ability to perceive. Conjure a desert: a large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. In spite of its arid, harsh environment, it surprises us - we may be able to glimpse, at times, a community of specially adapted plants and animals. And mirages. And miracles. Isn't all life - and all perception (real or not) - a miracle? karendhurvitz.com
A 40" x 25" framed archival pigment print, edition 2/5 by artist, photographer, and gallery owner Jennifer Johnston. Jennifer took this image on the small island of Iona, Scotland on the summer solstice June 21st, 2018. It is a truly mystical and beautiful place. Jennifer is the owner of Three Stones Gallery in Concord, MA. threestonesgallery.com
A 27" x 35" framed acrylic on watercolor paper by local artist, gala committee chair and member of The Umbrella's board, Ellen Kelley-McHale. This is one of an ongoing coastal life series called "back to school" celebrating the end of summer in New England. Ellen works in acrylics, mixed media and collage. Ellen is a self-taught artist whose work is inspired by time spent by the ocean and the small delights found in everyday life. nelleykelley.com
A 30" x 24" framed archival pigment print by Jordan Kessler. Jordan is an artist, fine art photographer and film-maker. In Jordan Kessler's "Battery" series, the artist uses the detritus of our lives as a starting point for structure and meaning. Using ignored, everyday batteries, Kessler creates duo-toned symbols from copper and tin. The very things that keep our lives going, which have no life outside of their service are repurposed as elegant materials for artistic expression. Jordan is the co-owner of Pitch Black Editions. jordankessler.com and pitchblackeditions.com
A 24" x 18" framed oil on canvas by Denise Kracz, studio artist at The Umbrella. "Juicy" is a vibrant cross-section of a horned melon. Denise applies her vivid oils using a palette knife and abstract brushstrokes creating her graphic and whimsical style of artwork. dkraczart.weebly.com
A 10" x 8" framed oil on panel by Jean Lightman, studio artist at The Umbrella. Jean was trained in the Boston School tradition, with its emphasis on light and shadow, vibrant colors and aesthetic design. She was elected president of the Guild of Boston Artists in 2014, the first female president in the Guild's history. Jean's work can also be found at Powers Gallery in Acton and Lily Pad Gallery in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. jeanlightman.com
A 12" x 16" framed oil painting on panel by local artist Jonathan MacAdam. Jonathan has lived and studied in Italy and traveled throughout England, Ireland and Scotland where he painted commissioned landscapes. He has paintings in many private collections in New England. jonathanmacadam.com
A 52" x 41" framed Iris print on Crane, Museo paper, edition 4/7 by acclaimed actor Joel Grey. Included with this artwork is the book "Pictures I Had to Take" by Joel Grey - a highly visual memoir of Grey's experiences traveling all over the world. This is a rare chance to own artwork from the private collection of the American Novelist, Gregory Maguire. Gregory's best known work is "WICKED" which has gone on to become one of the ten longest running plays in Broadway History. On the back of the piece will be the story of the piece, as told by Gregory Maguire, with an autograph from the author.
A 15" x 15" framed oil painting on archival paper by architect and artist Leslie Mahoney. An architect by day but paints as often as she can - generally urban landscapes and streetscapes. Since living in Marblehead, she has become particularly interested in how the late afternoon sunlight in combination with ocean reflection appears to enhance and magnify the color of anything it touches, or leaves behind. She tries to capture the juxtaposition of the dark-darks and the golden lights. mahoneyarchitects.com
A 14" x 11" acrylic painting on paper by emerging artist Nicholas Anthony Mancini. Nick is the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence for The Umbrella. Nick is captivated by the sensation of the surreal within the ordinary. His subject matter develops out of his immediate surroundings and people closest to him. The origin of an image can be something as simple as walking through a plant shop, a newly acquired shirt, an old envelope rediscovered. More important than these catalysts is how they develop and grow through the making process. What is added, what is buried, what remains and what is finally revealed is the true subject of his work. namancini.com
A 16 ½" x 16 ½" framed oil on canvas by Susanne Meterko, studio artist at The Umbrella. Being surrounded by nature has always brought Susanne great comfort. Looking out over the ocean or walking through a forest inclines her, not so much to "think" about the magnificence of the place, rather in gratitude, to become one with it. She takes photographs to remember where she has been and then translates that joy or tranquility back in her studio. Susanne's works are in numerous private collections as well as in the permanent collection of Enterprise Bank in Acton, MA. susannemeterko.com
An 18" x 15" framed mixed media; pastel, crayon, colored pencil, pencil on paper by Andy Newman, studio artist at The Umbrella. Andy is represented by galleries in Europe, the U.K., Canada and the United States. He is a self-taught artist, who began painting in the mid 1980's and made painting his full time career in 1994. Before making the career switch, Andy was a practicing attorney in Washington D.C. andynewman.net
A 16" x 17" framed pastel by Carole Parrish, studio artist at The Umbrella. Her work is described as peaceful, serene and filled with light. She is best known for her skillful use of color and simplicity of design. Carole is a pastel, mixed media and acrylic artist. She has been painting at The Umbrella for over 14 years. caroleparrishfineart.com
A 9" x 13" framed abstract monoprint with oil based inks on an etching plate by Ilse Plume, studio artist at The Umbrella. The background design represents sky and water. The two images, superimposed on this background are the gondolier and the Lion of San Marco. Ilse has been fortunate to have spent time in Venice for many years and this work represents Venice to her. Ilse is a well-known children's book author and illustrator. ilseplume.com
A pair of 14k gold forged, anticlastic, formed earrings by Deborah Richardson, studio artist at The Umbrella. Deb's pieces are hand forged, textured and soldered in sterling silver, 14K gold and gold-filled wire and sheet. Her work is shown in galleries, specialty shops, museums and selected fine jewelry stores. deborahrichardsondesigns.com
A set of four 4" wood fired porcelain sippers by contemporary ceramic artist Mike Roche. Mike is The Umbrella's Ceramics Program Manager, an artist, and an educator. He exhibits his work throughout the United States. mikerochestudio.com
A 6" x 6" framed monoprint made with acrylic paint and Gelli plate by artist Sarah Scoville. Sarah is an art educator at The Umbrella and elsewhere in the Boston area. Her personal artwork currently is a series of monoprints. simplysarahart.com
A handcrafted fine silver and gold hollow form pendant and earrings by Hilary Taylor of Merlin's Silver Star of Concord. Many of Hilary's design inspirations come from her love of celestial images and the natural world around her. Over the years she has received her silversmithing education from The DeCordova Museum and School in Lincoln, MA. merlinssilverstar.com
A set of four 16" x 20" matted fine art photographs of iconic Concord landscapes by photographer Joe Wallace. The set of photographs include: Emerson's Barn, Heywood Meadow, Old Hill Burying Ground, The Boathouse. Joe is a fine art photographer with a journalist's eye for storytelling. He was trained as a writer "selling" stories in advertising and now for over a decade has been "telling" stories through photography. The Umbrella will be hosting his upcoming exhibition - a photographic project humanizing people affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia: Beginning at the End; Portraits of Dementia May 17-June 13. joewallace.com
Recently nominated for NINE Tony Awards!! Two mezzanine level tickets to see the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Broadway, along with its star-studded cast including Jeff Daniels, Gbenga Akinnagbe, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Tickets are for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8pm.
5-Day Tour of the Philadelphia Flower Show: Garden Parkways, Cultural Highlights & Public Artways. Kick off spring with the sights, sounds and scents of the Philadelphia Flower Show (2020 theme 'Riviera Holiday') -- America's premier horticultural expo since 1829. Also experience grand garden estates, exquisite cultural collections, innovative urban landscape design, and dazzling private and public artworks. Plus, tour classic and fresh highlights from our nation's earliest days in America's first World Heritage City. Tour dates: March 1-5, 2020.
*Airfare not included
A wine collector and enthusiast's dream -- one of the world's most prestigious Bordeaux. This 1990 vintage Château Lafite-Rothschild is from the private collection of a family that has ties to the vineyard.
And for those Netflix fans, you may recall seeing it featured in the film Red Obsession.
Enjoy all six of The Umbrella Stage Company's productions, with premier seating in our state-of-the-art theaters. Productions include 42nd Street, Fences, Tuck Everlasting, Hundred Days, Bent, and War Paint. Choose your same seats for all Main Stage performances, with complimentary ticket exchanges and discounts on concessions. Invitations to special features and subscriber events throughout the season. You'll also receive 2 Bring-a-Friend vouchers to gift as you choose*
*Vouchers must be redeemed through the office; person may not necessarily be seated with the subscriber, depending on availability.
It's almost summer vacation and what better way for a child to spend part of it than by engaging in active creative pursuits? The Umbrella's energy-rich environment will have your child enjoying the experience of Drawing & Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Woodworking, Performing Arts, and More! Learning, growing, and experimenting through art is what we do at Summer Arts Under The Umbrella. Each week, projects promise to engage and develop your child's artistic expression and spirit. Introduce your child to an experience that could build a lifelong love of the arts. Summer Arts Under The Umbrella is an arts education day camp offered by The Umbrella Community Arts Center for children ages 5-12. theumbrellaarts.org
You and a guest will enjoy dinner for 2, including a bottle of wine selected by the maître d' at 80 Thoreau. 80 Thoreau is a progressive fine dining restaurant in Concord offering New American cuisine and genuine hospitality in a convivial setting. Tax and gratuity not included.
Two Red Sox tickets in Row 2 of the exclusive EMC club (right behind home plate!) for Saturday, July 27th at 4:05pm against arch rivals, the New York Yankees - sure to be a hit! Parking included.
Join West Concord Liquors for a fun, interactive and informative wine tasting event featuring an array of unique wines from around the world. This private event is for you and 11 of your wine loving friends to be held in the Taste and Discover Room at West Concord Wine & Spirits. A wine tasting is a great conversational piece and really can bring a group together, whether it's with your friends, family or co-workers. West Concord Wine and Spirits will provide all of the wine. They will pour the wines and guide the group through the art of tasting, and the significance of each wine. The guests will learn about the five "S's" of tasting: See, Swirl, Sniff, Savor and Swallow! Also covered are the principal characteristics of the each wine, as well as foods that pair well with the wine. They can tailor the tasting to suit guests with any level of wine knowledge. Chris will handle all of the details and help to create an entertaining and memorable evening.
Blackout dates for your event are certain Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May and June and the entire months of October, November and December.
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