Points of Return

The Umbrella Arts Center

May. 1, 2024 - Jun. 25, 2023

The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street
Concord, 01742
PHONE 978 371-0820


The Umbrella Visual Arts program, in collaboration with A La Luz, presents the revolutionary, multimedia exhibition, Points of Return. Featuring the work of 27 international artists, Points of Return is the first physical exhibition of the acclaimed online exhibition of the same name.

This environmental art exhibition sees The Umbrella divided into themed spaces. A journey has been mapped out to allow visitors fresh and engaging insights into wide-ranging aspects of the climate crisis, its end destination that of resolute optimism. For, while it may seem that we are racing toward a closing act, as our planet’s average temperature rises year-on-year, solutions remain within sight. We have not yet reached that dreaded “point of no return” and artists are in the unique position of being able to offer scientific data in new ways. Through dynamic display and crossing several artistic disciplines, this show provides commentary, reflection, and creative restorative strategies.

The exhibition will be on display May 1 – June 25, over two floors of The Umbrella and in The Umbrella Black Box Theater, supported by the following special events (RSVPs Required):

Saturday, May 6, 5-8pm – Opening reception. Curator remarks and introduction to artists at 6pm. RSVP

Sunday, May 7, 12pm – Guided tour followed by Return to Resonance: Restoring Our Connection to Earth Through Sound, an immersive sound bath experience to reconnect with our environment.

Saturday, May 13, 3-4pm – Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Saturday, May 13, 4-5pm – “American Literature Before, Through and After the Climate Emergency”. Talk by Dr. Joseph Donica (CUNY) and presented in partnership with The Thoreau Society.

Saturday, June 10, 3pm – Guided Tour of the Exhibition

Saturday, June 10, 6:30-9pm – Into the Oceanic: Double screening event by artist-filmmakers Elizabeth Ogilvie and Robert Page, focusing on underwater habitats and the importance of educational entry points in environmental artwork. Documentary screening and pre-recorded talk by Dr Gary Husband from 7:30pm in the main theater, preceded by a creative oceanic projection in the Black Box and exhibition viewing. Refreshments available for purchase.

Saturday, June 25, 3pm – Guided Tour of the Exhibition

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