The Bedford Town Calendar


Lost and Found

Town of Bedford, MA 10 Mudge Way, Bedford

This show, juried by Jessica Straus, examines our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar and defamiliarized objects. Sometimes we find things we never knew we lost. They have been hidden away in our attics or our drawers. Other things we discover in the dailiness of our lives. We find meaning and even healing in found objects and pieces from the past. Meanings are created somewhere between claiming and severing relationships with objects, between reviving and recasting their history. The work starts with a found object which must be physically embedded or transformed into the piece itself. Objects may be recognizable or beyond


Winter Market 2022

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow St., Concord

The Umbrella Winter Market, a Concord tradition, is an annual three-day show and sale of artist, artisan, and hand-crafted work festively displayed on all three floors of the beautifully renovated Umbrella Arts Center in historic Concord Center. It features dozens of Umbrella Studio Artists and regional Guest Artists, an annual "Off-the-Wall" show with small works under $300 (in-person and online), Ceramics Studio holiday sale, Arts Education info table, and more. Plus, view the “Lost and Found” group visual arts exhibition juried by Jessica Straus in the Main Gallery, an outdoor Lathe Demo with Palo Coleman, live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, refreshments in the cafe, and a

“Celebrating Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Musical Soul of England” with Bradford Conner

First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist 75 The Great Rd, Bedford

Please join us for this free HYBRID event -- both IN-PERSON and via Zoom:   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) is considered to be one of the greatest of all English composers.  Born in Gloucestershire, England, he showed an intense musical talent from a young age.  He wrote in all genres of music-- operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces, hymns, and orchestral compositions, and nine symphonies – all in the course of sixty years.  Vaughan Williams was particularly interested in music from Tudor times and English folk music and carols.  He was almost single-handedly responsible for the resurgence

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