Bizen Panel

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow St., Concord

The Umbrella Arts Center is honored to host an afternoon of Panel Discussion, Slides, and Conversation with Isezaki Koichiro, Jeff Shapiro and Tim Rowan about their work and careers. We will be examining the intersections of these artists’ work and the tradition of Bizen pottery through their friendships, collaborations, and varied apprenticeships. The panel discussion will be moderated by Judith Schwartz, writer, curator and Professor Emeritus of Art History at NYU.  This discussion will culminate with a visit to Lucy Lacoste Gallery for the concurrent Bizen Revisited show (on view November 5 – December 3, 2022). This event is part of The Umbrella’s new expanded series of Fall Ceramics Studio


Shawsheen Tech Open House

Town of Bedford, MA 10 Mudge Way, Bedford

Shawsheen's annual Community Open House will be held on November 6th from 2-4pm. This 2-hour open house is intended for anyone interested in learning about Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District. Prospective students, alumni, community members, co-op employers, and family & friends, are all welcome. The open house is designed to showcase the academic, career, and vocational-technical programs offered at Shawsheen. Parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers, coaches, and club advisors. Self-guided building tours are encouraged, and the admissions office will be open and to answer questions about becoming a Shawsheen student. In addition,

Mothers Out Front: November Chapter Meeting

Town of Bedford, MA 10 Mudge Way, Bedford

Join us for the November Chapter Meeting with guest speaker Marilou Barsam, our chapter’s liaison to the statewide Mothers Out Front Environmental Justice Team. After an overview from Marilou, we will brainstorm ideas to share with people working on the state Mothers Out Front environmental justice strategic goals. Questions we will begin to explore are: What types of justice issues, inequities, etc. do we have in Bedford and how might they relate to issues in neighboring towns? How can we build ally relationships with diverse groups and still leverage our individual strengths and experiences? This promises to be an important