Monday, May 20, 2013
Vermont artist David Stroymeyer shares the mad science behind the 'Big Art' he's showing at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord.
Vermont artist David Stromeyer's installation was delivered earlier this month and will be celebrated in June. Working big, he says, has its challenges and benefits. “I was very interested in how people move," Stromeyer says about what got him started working on a grand scale. "Even though we’re vertical, we move in horizontal patterns, and I started thinking about what constitutes a wall, a ceiling, an opening – a lot of concerns that architects have, but I didn’t need to be worried about the functional considerations that architects are. So that actually dictated the large scale. I wanted openings that you could go in and into the piece. I was very interested in the interior aspect, as well as the read from a distance.” But it's not just…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Rounding up some of this weekend's goings on in Bedford, Concord and Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend. 1. HERB and DOROTHY A Documentary Film Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 7 p.m., Friday, May 10 Why Go: It's a chance to meet Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, "the most important contemporary art collectors you have never hard of." According to the event description, he is a postal clerk, she is a librarian and their shared passion and discipline defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be a patron of the arts. Over four decades, the Vogels amassed their collection …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The event, to be held May 11 and hosted by WBZ’s Kate Merrill, will bring together long-time and new arts supporters and will feature delicious food, drink, entertainment and a silent auction.
Friday, April 12, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 12 in Concord.
1. Toddler Singalong with Ed Morgan: At 10 a.m. this morning at the Fowler Branch Library. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is the Local Option Local Income Tax Committee at 8 a.m. 3. Jesus Christ Superstar: Continues at 8 p.m. tonight at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. Cost $22. 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Concord Patch on Facebook. Over there, we'll be asking questions, looking for feedback and continuing the conversation with the Concord community. See you soon! 5. Looks Like Rain: Rain in the forecast, and it could be colder -- with temps around 40, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts more …
Friday, March 29, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on March 29 in Concord.
1. Emerson Umbrella Presents...Jesus Christ Superstar: At 8 p.m. tonight at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $22 in advance and $25 at the door. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 3. Good Friday Meditation: At 12 p.m. this afternoon at Trinity Episcopal Church, in which a special liturgy which contemplates the “what if” focuses attention on the importance of the Cross, the Passion story is chanted and prayers are read. 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Concord Patch on Facebook. Over there, we'll be asking questions, looking for feedback and continuing the conversation with the Concord community. See you soon! …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Programs will encourage children ages 4 through 12 to use their 'imagination and creativity to explore your hopes and ideas about the future.'
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The two-venue joint show opens tonight and runs through March 4.
The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts and ArtScape at Bradford Mill have joined forces for a creative arts event, “East Meets West,” a joint show in which the communities will display each others art. This crosstown collaboration—ostensibly the first of its kind in Concord—aims to provide more exposure for these artists to each other and to the community at-large. The show runs at both locations through Monday, March 4. “There’s a craving for more art in the community,” said Jerry Wedge, executive director of the Emerson Umbrella. “We have our community here and ArtScape has their community in West Concord, and this is a chance to bring them together.” For East Meets West, more than a dozen artists from ArtScape will display works at …
Friday, November 9, 2012
A rock musical with a small cast, this slice of suburban struggle promises the audience a chance for introspection.
Less than a week after wrapping the Rocky Horror Show, a very different production is set to open at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts: Next to Normal. A Tony and Pulitzer-award winning musical that hit Broadway in 2009, Next to Normal features a small cast and tells the story of a suburban family struggling with a mother’s bipolar disorder. It is, in many ways, a polar opposite to Rocky Horror, but Director Brian Boruta hopes the audience will feel the same level of connection – albeit without the squirt guns, flashlights and other props that accompanied Rocky. “They’re definitely going to be in for an experience,” Boruta said, adding that instant connections to the story and characters produced a few tears during the cast’s first …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. Rocky Horror: Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show opens tonight at the Emerson Umbrella with an 8 p.m. showtime. Ticket information can be found here. 2. Concord Festival of Authors: Mystery Night: At 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Festival of Authors is presents "Mystery Night," with master of ceremonies Brian McGrory. Mystery Authors include: Margaret McLean, William Landay and Kate Flora. The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Concord Retirement Board at 8:30 a.m. and the CASE Board of Directors at 12:30 p.m. 4. Do You Get Daily, Weekly and Breaking News in Your Inbox? If the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Emerson Umbrella hosts reception for their current exhibition.
Here’s my question: Why is it that weeks with a Monday holiday, which are theoretically “short” weeks work- and school-wise, somehow seem longer? Is today really only Thursday? For some reason, it feels like it should be Friday already. And I sent kids back to school this week, so I should just be doing the happy dance and not counting the days until the weekend. Sigh. Last week I went to the ice cream social at the library, to welcome Assistant Library Director Deb Ervin. I got there toward the end, but there was still ice cream available, as well as an assortment of candies and toppings – a sweet way to introduce Deb to the community. And as usually happens when I go to a town event like this, I learned about something ELSE going on in…