Twiggs Spring News

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SPRING CLASSES AT TWIGGS
The spring classes are up and running! We have a wide variety of classes with a little something for everyone. We are offering everything from Mixed-Media to Bookmaking to Watercolor Painting to Glass Vase painting plus so much more! Check out the class roster on our website at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com.


CURRENT EXHIBITION
A LITTLE ABSTRACTED

Thru May 13, 2017

A Little Abstracted showcases abstract artwork that employs intense color, bold shapes and intriguing textures. Twiggs guest curator artist Marcia Santore invited three NH artists to join her for this exhibit: Kate Higley, Ethel Hills and Lotus Lien. Together, their art is hot and wild, full of mystery and movement.

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NH OPEN DOORS
SATURDAY, MAY 6 & SUNDAY, MAY 7 FROM 10-4 

Twiggs owner, Adele Sanborn, is a calligrapher and mixed media artist. She would like to invite you to join her as she opens her working studio for the NH Open Doors tour. She will be doing a demo each day demonstrating everything from calligraphy to paste paper to book making. This year, she is sharing her studio space and gallery with five other artists who will be selling their work as well as demonstrating their craft. The artists are; photographer Gail Rousseau, bead artist Gail Devoid, book artist Gail Smuda, basket maker Lisha Kimball and seamstress artist Beth Roy.

On Saturday from 12-3 Country Crow will be playing live blues/folk music in the gallery. Join us for a day of art, fun and music!

Click here for more information and a fun itinerary for the day!

Download NH Open Doors Flyer


SHOP LOCAL!
Browse the shop which is filled with cards, stationery, wrapping papers, ribbons, Adele’s calligraphy as well as our shabby chic antiques in Duffy’s Attic.

 


 HAPPY SPRING FROM TWIGGS!!

“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.”
Gustav Mahler

 

Join us for “A Little Abstracted” artist’s reception on Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 pm

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A LITTLE ABSTRACTED
April 1-May 13, 2017
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 pm

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The artists in A Little Abstracted approach abstract art in unique and deeply personal ways. The vibrant abstract paintings and mixed-media works created by New Hampshire artists Kate Higley, Ethel Hills, Lotus Lien and Marcia Santore, are united in their deep and abiding appreciation of color as an expressive, powerful, life-giving force. Together, their work is hot and wild, full of mystery and movement.

Kate Higley is inspired by nature—by the microscopic life that lies beneath the surface—as the basis of her deeply colorful exploration of organic shapes in her etchings and monotypes. Ethel Hill’s small mixed media paintings reflect her passion for color, her semi-abstract take on the world, and her use of landscape imagery. Lotus Lien explores the expression of joy and irreverence, through spontaneous and controlled layers of marks, lines and blocks of color to create a relevant response to current reality. Marcia Santore, is intrigued by the ability of pattern—rather than serving merely as a decorative, surface element of repeated shapes—to create shape, to convey movement, and to communicate emotion.

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A Little Abstracted was conceived by guest curator Marcia Santore. Santore is a contemporary painter and holds a BFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of Texas at Austin. Today she lives in Plymouth, NH, and maintains a studio in nearby Ashland. Santore writes about art in New England for Artscope Magazine and other publications. She comments, “It has been a joy to consider the works of all these talented artists in the light of each other’s work, to find the points of similarity and the points of contrast, and bring them together in conversation with each other.”

Twiggs Gallery offers revolving exhibitions of local and regional art, art classes, unique gifts and Cornerstone Design’s calligraphy services. Twiggs Gallery, 254 King Street, Jct. Rte 3 & 4, Boscawen, NH. 603-975-0015. Hours: Thur-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4 or by appointment. twiggsgallery.wordpress.com.

Click here for more information…

 

Classes for Artists at Twiggs…

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Twiggs is excited to offer a new roster of classes for the spring session. Many of the classes and workshops are focused on helping artists to expand their creative horizons.

COMING UP SOON….


THURSDAY, APRIL 6
Mixed Media Collage
Time: 1-4 pm
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
$75 class fee plus $15 material fee=$90
Here is your chance to recycle scraps from unsuccessful paintings, use your treasured pieces of wrapping or handmade papers, repurpose those old newspapers and magazines you have been saving for an art project someday…bring in whatever you think might be added to paint and glue to create a collage. We will paste them up to create new works of art!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE


SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Photoshop Elements: The Basics for Artists
Instructor: Charley Freiberg
Time: 12-4 pm
Cost: $95 class fee
Note: 4 Student Limit
Learn the basics of editing your artwork photos with Photoshop Elements. Resizing, retouching, adjusting color and learning about dpi among other mysteries! Bring your laptop with Photoshop Elements already loaded on it and some photos you would like to edit. Photoshop Elements offers a 30 day trial, so you can upload it for free for the class.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE


THURSDAY, APRIL 13 AND APRIL 20
Introduction to Book Making
(2 week class)

Instructor: Gail Smuda
(Bring your lunch, drinks are provided.)
Thursday, April 13 from 11-4 pm
Thursday, April 20 from 11-4 pm
Cost: $85 instruction fee plus $10 kit= $95
No experience is needed for this introduction to book making. Use of materials, simple one page formats, accordion formats and simple three hole and five hole bindings will be covered.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE


SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Ink on Yupo Paper Class
Instructor: Ann Saunderson
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $75 class fee plus $15 for materials= $90
Note: Students must wear old clothes and expect to get messy!
You will be surprised and hopefully delighted by what you create with just ink and the magic of Yupo paper. Yupo is a synthetic paper, made of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof,  extremely durable, and receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques. We will be working abstractly using all the mark making tools we can find to push our creative boundaries!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS VIA EVENTBRITE


CHECK OUT THE FULL ROSTER OF CLASSES AT…
TWIGGSGALLERY.WORDPRESS.COM

Springtime at Twiggs

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SPRING CLASSES AT TWIGGS

The spring class roster is up and open for registration! Twiggs Spring Classes begin April 6th and run through June 10th.  We have a wide variety of classes with a little something for everyone. We are offering everything from Mixed-Media to Bookmaking to Watercolor Painting to Glass Vase painting plus so much more! Check out the new class roster on our website at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com.


TEACHER DEMO DAY: FREE!
Saturday, March 18 from 1-3 pm
Swing by Twiggs Gallery to meet some of our teachers, see a demo or two, ask questions and look at project samples from our classes. Bring a friend and decide which classes you would like to take together! Refreshments will be served.


IN THE GALLERY
INTERLUDE: The quiet and contemplative work of Adele Sanborn
Thru March 30, 2017

Adele Sanborn is a calligrapher and lettering artist who combines her love of mixed media, watercolors, and photography into messages from her spirit.  Inspired by the space and quietude of the natural world, Sanborn explores new and diverse ideas in the craft of ink, paper, and photography. She creates mixed media artworks, sculptural Spirit Houses and one-of-a-kind artists books.

Image pictured: Move On by Adele Sanborn


UPCOMING EXHIBITION
A LITTLE ABSTRACTED

April 1- May 13, 2017
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 6 from 5-7 pm

A Little Abstracted showcases abstract artwork that employs intense color, bold shapes and intriguing textures. Twiggs guest curator artist Marcia Santore invited three NH artists to join her for this exhibit: Kate Higley, Ethel Hills and Lotus Lien. Together, their art is hot and wild,  full of mystery and movement.


SHOP LOCAL!
Browse the shop which is filled with cards, stationery, wrapping papers, ribbons, Adele’s calligraphy as well as our shabby chic antiques in Duffy’s Attic.


Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

~Robin Williams

Twiggs spring classes are open for registration!

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Twiggs is excited to offer a new roster of classes for the spring session. There are lots of fun and unique classes to take. Expand your creative horizons!
Click here to see the full roster of classes

Here is just a sample of what we are offering…
• Rug Hooking with Pam Bartlett
• Flower Arranging classes with Lorrie Carey
• Beginning Watercolor Painting with Mary Crump
• Beading classes with Gail Devoid
• Laser Transfer Decals for Vitreous Enamels with Anne Dinan
• Photoshop Elements class with Charley Freiberg
• Learning Your Camera with Jessica Ginther
• Altered Journal class with Lisa Hurley
• Unique Books class with Christopher Krone
• Mixed Media classes with Adele Sunburn
• Glass Vase painting with Marcia Santore
• Ink on Yupo Paper, Collage and Painting with Ann Saunderson
• Gelli Plate Printing and Bookmaking with Gail Smuda

All this and much, much more! 
Check out the classes at twiggsgallery.wordpress.com

 

February News

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THE CABIN FEVER RELIEVER CURE!
February 11 & 12 • Saturday and Sunday • 10-4

TWIGGS Gallery will be joining over 20 other artists in this fun celebration.  On the full tour, the folks you can visit with include graphic artists, spoon carvers, a brewer and a distiller with samples, fiber artists, two B&B’s, craft and art galleries, some with live music,  a variety of craft and food creators, and three places to get good hot food.

For this “Cabin Fever Reliever weekend”, TWIGGS Gallery in Boscawen, will have visiting fine artists, Bev Norton and Shawne Randlett, live music by “Liz and Friends,” who will play a variety of folk, country, and bluegrass, and of course, Adele Sanborn’s calligraphy on display in the gallery and shop.  There will be demonstrations by each of the artists, a free  Valentine’s make and take….and of course delicious goodies to eat & drink!

So plan to make a day of it….start here at TWIGGS and then mosey on over to Canterbury and Loudon to see additional artists!


IN THE GALLERY
INTERLUDE: The quiet and contemplative work of Adele Sanborn
Thru March 30, 2017

Adele Sanborn is a calligrapher and lettering artist who combines her love of mixed media, watercolors, and photography into messages from her spirit.  Inspired by the space and quietude of the natural world, Sanborn explores new and diverse ideas in the craft of ink, paper, and photography. She creates mixed media artworks, sculptural Spirit Houses and one-of-a-kind artists books.

Image pictured: Move On by Adele Sanborn

 

 


SHOP LOCAL!
We have lots of unique gift ideas for Valentines Day. Stop on in!


STUDENT ARTIST: JACKIE HANSON
BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL

The Student’s Corner is a dedicated space in the gallery that showcases artwork from local high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts. Click here for more information

 


 

Cold and snowy February
Does seem slow and trying, very.
Still, a month made gay by Cupid
Never could be wholly stupid.

~Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron,
“February,” A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina’s Best Recipes, 1917

 

FREE Make and Takes for Cabin Fever Reliever · this Saturday and Sunday 10-4

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TWIGGS Gallery is offering a fun way to get ready for Valentine’s Day.  Our MVHS studio assistant, Mae, has come up with a fun easy to do pinwheel that you can decorate with stamps, stickers, and your imagination.  A fun event for all ages.

Adele will be offering her talents with mini clay hearts that she will hand letter with a word of your choice as her free “Make and Take”…or check out her cute little bags that you can fill with your own choice of words and hearts, all for $10.

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Plan to stop by this Saturday, February 11 · 10-4 and/or Sunday February 12 · 10-4