ELEMENTS references the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These elements inspire us with their beauty, brutality, and changeability. They sustain us throughout our lives and eventually dissolve us after death.
Four NH artists have chosen to honor these four elements as the ultimate catalysts for their creativity. Russet Jennings connects with the Earth via her garden drawings. Ann Saunderson honors Air and a friend’s spirit with her ink on yupo paintings. Melissa Hinebauch manifests Fire with her hot, brilliant paintings and Sheryl Kamman’s photography captures the grandeur of Water in nature.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION…ETERNAL SUMMER
July 8-August 27, 2017
Thursday, July 13 from 5-7 pm
Eternal Summer is an exhibit of contemporary photography that evokes the imagery reflected in Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” The photography conveys a sense of summer that feels lovely and timeless. Children playing, swimming, water, carnivals, gardens, the sea and summer breezes are all reflected in the work.
The exhibit showcases the work of six New England artists; Shawna Gibbs, Renée Giffroy, Susan Lirakis, Maria Manolaros, Maxine McDonald, and Jean Stimmell.
LIZ AND FRIENDS
Sunday, July 9th from 12:30-3:30
Liz and Friends will be playing live blues/folk music in the gallery. Join us for a day of art and music! Eternal Summer, a new exhibition of contemporary photography, will be in the gallery.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
2018 EXHIBITION OF ARTIST/WRITER TEAMS
DEADLINE: AUGUST 14, 2017
INFORMATION SESSION: SATURDAY, JULY 22 FROM 1-3 PM AT TWIGGS GALLERY
TWIGGS GALLERY in Boscawen is calling for writers/poets and artists with a deep connection to New Hampshire to join together. Select collaborative teams will be invited to submit an exhibition proposal for new work using New Hampshire Old Home Week as their point of inspiration.
2018 EXHIBITION DATES: JULY 21-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
COME BACK, COME BACK: Artists and writers collaborate to honor New Hampshire Old Home Week
Old Home Week was created by New Hampshire Governor Frank West Rollins. In 1897, he wrote, “I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back. Do you not hear the call? What has become of the old home where you were born? Do you not remember it – the old farm back among the hills, with its rambling buildings, its well sweep casting its long shadows, the row of stiff poplar trees, the lilacs and the willows?”
Twiggs Gallery will celebrate NH Old Home Week 2018 with an exhibition of new work from writers and artists with deep connections to New Hampshire. Other events, programs, and activities will be happening throughout the exhibition. The gallery, on King Street in Boscawen, is a beautiful new space that features work by local and regional artists, as well as classrooms and a gift shop (twiggsgallery.wordpress.com).
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR…
LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMEN FAIR
August 5-13, 2017
Look for Twiggs owner, Adele Sanborn’s artwork at The Shop at the Fair tent. Adele will be demonstrating her book making skills in the Fiber Tent this year on Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th. Stop by to see what’s new for her and watch her as she demonstrates a new book making stitch.
Visit the League’s website at, www.nhcrafts.org, to learn more and purchase tickets online.