Summer Heat! Events at Twiggs…

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Summer Heat!
THE HEAT IS ON AT TWIGGS GALLERY! Stop by to see our exhibit featuring incredible artwork infused with hot wax. Balancing Acts explores the artful life in wax and encaustic. Saturday, August 27th from 1-3 pm, Balancing Acts artist, Jeanne Borofsky will be offering a free demo on encaustic painting and encaustic monotypes. The process is fascinating! 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR FALL CLASSES! We’ve turned up the volume and are offering even more great classes this fall along with some classes on Sundays. Check out our website for complete details!

Pop-in Art Event: Free Encaustic Demo
Saturday, August 27th from 1-3 pm

Free Demo: Jeanne Borofsky, Encaustic and Encaustic Monotypes
Balancing Acts artist, Jeanne Borofsky will be showing us how she uses encaustic (hot wax) to create mono- types using a “hot box” (i.e. an aluminum plate over a box with 100 watt bulbs inside). The colored wax melts on the surface, so you can “paint” or “draw” with it and into it.

Jeanne Borofsky BFA, MFA, is an internationally recognized artist with paintings, prints and drawings in numerous museums and private collections.  She has been a practicing artist for over 50 years. A member of New England Wax, she will be doing demos of encaustic painting and monotypes.

Current Exhibition

Balancing Acts
Explorations of the artful life in wax and encaustic

July 30-September 4, 2016

Balancing Acts features seven artists who work with wax to explore themes of precarious balance–of not tipping the scales, and of triumphing over uncertainty. Why wax or encaustic? The medium lends itself to construction, transparency, incising, and mark-making in a way all its own. Lushly beautiful and aromatic, wax seduces with tactility while asking questions about form and content, and how we choose to express subjects and themes.

Curated by Debra Claffey, featured artists are: Jeanne Borofsky, Debra Claffey, Pamala Crabb , Kimberly Curry, Angel Dean, Soosen Dunholter and Helene Farrar.

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Fall Classes

We have a fun selection of classes to choose from this fall. Here is a peek at what we are offering! Registration is now open at
• Encaustic Techniques with Acrylics with Adria Arch
• Flower Arranging classes with Lorrie Carey
• Beginning Watercolor Painting with Mary Crump
• Color Theory Workshop with Elaine Farmer
• Learning Your Camera with Jessica Ginther
• Needlefelting classes with Lisa Colom
• A variety of Basket Weaving Classes with Jean Reed
• Mixed media and Calligraphy workshops with Adele Sanborn
• Ink on Yupo Paper Class with Ann Saunderson
• Gelli Plate Printing, Bookmaking and Drawing classes with Gail Smuda
• Mixed Media Classes with SherRee West




Upcoming Exhibition

The Past is Present
Sept. 10 to Oct. 30, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5-7 pm

PastPresent Front_Layers_KPUThe Past is Present is an exhibition of artwork that transcends and transforms time and place. Six New England artists bring the past into the present to createart that calls into question what is old and what is new, what is memory andwhat is imagined?

Featured artists: Anne Dinan, Laura Morrison, Gail Smuda, Richard Moore, Jill Snyder Wallace and Edith Weiler. Our Student’s corner will showcase the artwork of Richard Ward, a student at Merrimack Valley High School.


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