GALA INFORMATION

6:30-8:00pm
Silent Auction
Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

8:15pm
Welcome - Jerry Wedge, Executive Director

8:20-9:15pm
Silent Auction closes

Host - Michael Goodwin, Umbrella board member and founder of
Rivers and Revolutions


Presentation of the Stewardship of the Arts Award to
William Quigley, contemporary painter

Performance by Joseph Leo Bwarie and his 9-piece big band

Fund-a-Need

Acknowledgements


9:15-10:30pm
Entertainment continues from Joseph Leo Bwarie and his 9-piece big band
Dancing
Coffee, tea, dessert
Check-out in the Gallery

 


MEET THE PEOPLE

 William Quigley will have original pieces of artwork up for  auction including one of his only remaining Audrey Hepburn  portraits, limited edition prints of his iconic Abraham Lincoln,
 and a one-of-a-kind Tom Brady painting. We also have 15  limited edition prints of Lin-Manuel Miranda as HAMILTON  available for purchase. 25% of sales will benefit The Umbrella! 
 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTWORK OR PLACE A BID
 
 Contact The Umbrella at 978-371-0820  for more information or  to schedule an appointment. 




ABOUT WILLIAM QUIGLEY - 2017 STEWARDSHIP OF THE ARTS AWARD RECIPIENT
William Quigley has been called "a cultural catalyst" and one of the most influential contemporary artists of our time.  Due to his global art presence, artistic passion, and widespread philanthropy, he was honored in 2007 and named by VH1 as Visual Artist of the Year.

Henry McNeil, owner of McNeil Gallery in Philadelphia, launched his career 30 years ago selling three of Quigley's paintings in the same show with one of Andy Warhol's last shows before his death, "Images of a Child's World" exhibit in 1985.

Quigley then moved to New York to attend Columbia University's MFA Program and continued painting full-time out of his SoHo art studio. In 1994 he founded the renowned AB Gallery in Los Angeles in 1994, directed by Dan Bernier. Quigley's art went on to show with some of the most respected galleries, dealers and museums throughout the world, including: Germany's Arne Zimmermann Gallery; Pablo's Birthday, New York; Art Basel, Switzerland and Miami; Scope, Chicago; and becoming the first American to have his works exhibited at the Miro Foundation in Mallorca, Spain through Galeria Ferran Cano.

Although there was always great interest from many galleries and dealers wanting to represent this artist, most of the success surrounding his work has come from ambitious, unconventional avenues that have led to selling to and amassing over 600 devoted collectors, many of whom can be found in ARTnews's list of the "World's Top 200 Collectors". He has painted commissioned portraits of, and in many cases for, Presidents Bush and Clinton, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Springsteen, and most recently, Tom Brady, to name a few.

Quigley’s connection to Concord and The Umbrella goes back many years, having lived in Concord and worked in studio space at ArtScape at the Bradford Mill. In 2013, Quigley showed in The Umbrella’s “East Meets West” gallery exhibit. He recalls his time in Concord and seeing the work at The Umbrella as very special, describing it as “transcending the expansive technological world we live in and bringing life to a more focused grounded level of reality where he tried to focus more on the grit in the paintings.” Quigley continues to combine his artistic passion with a strong commitment to philanthropy, as he believes that embracing the work of local artists, collecting it, and supporting it is almost as important to the process as creating it. William has profound gratitude for his family and friends for their unwavering support.

For more information on William Quigley visit: quigleyart.com​
Articles: Strokes of Genius - Luxury Living Magazine
THE WILLIAM QUIGLEY MANDATES – On The Inside
 


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ABO
UT JOSEPH LEO BWARIE - ENTERTAINMENT
Joseph Leo Bwarie is an artistic director for the new Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, CA. He is a company member of the critically acclaimed Troubadour Theater Company, a recording artist that can be heard on XM Siriusly Sinatra and is an ambassador for the rare-cancer fighting charity Cycle For Survival.

He is widely known for his record breaking turn as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award® winning musical Jersey Boys with over 2,000 performances as the falsetto-voiced pop icon. His debut solo studio recording Nothin’ But Love marked his first collaboration with legendary record producer and arranger Charles Calello. His second album, The Good Stuff, features Tito Puente, Jr. and Paulinho da Costa.

He began his career at the age of nine on TV’s Highway to Heaven. His most recent onscreen credit is the 2016 film Mother’s Day where his version of the song "M-O-T-H-E-R” is also heard. Bwarie hails from Los Angeles, California, has performed in most major US cities and is a self-proclaimed, honorary Bostonian with deep family roots and a BFA from Emerson College.

For more information on Joseph Leo Bwarie visit: josephleobwarie.com
 


ABOUT MICHAEL GOODWIN - HOST
Michael Goodwin began his career in education as a teacher of English at the Groton School, after which he settled in Vermont. There, he worked with students who had been expelled from public schools and founded Friends of Dicisco, a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities by highlighting relationships between people and the natural world.

Michael has also served as the academic director of the Great Books Summer Program, an enrichment opportunity for high school students held at Amherst College and Stanford University. In the summer of 2010, he opened The Concord River School, offering Rivers and Revolutions, a tuition-free interdisciplinary academic experience for area high school students. Michael now leads the Rivers and Revolutions program, which has since been incorporated into Concord-Carlisle High School as a “school-within-a-school.” At CCHS, Michael has also served as a teacher of History, English, and Senior Project.

Currently, Michael is in the early stages of creating the Concord River Institute—an instructional laboratory set to open in the not too distant future. Michael holds a BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College and a M. Ed in School Leadership from Harvard University. He lives in Concord with daughters Willa and Lena, and enjoys nothing more than tending his garden with his girls.