Past Exhibits

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“Move On…” by Adele Sanborn

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


COMFORT & JOY
NH Artists celebrate the comforts and joys of home, family and friends

comfort-postcard-front_web-layersNovember 12-December 18, 2016
Artist’s reception: Thursday, November 17 from 5-7 pm 

Participating artists are: Mary Bates, Anne Boedecker, Paulette Brace, Donna Catanzaro, Elizabeth D’Amico, Betty Glass, Flo Parlangeli, Marcy Pope, Carolyn Rordan, Adele Sanborn, Gail Smuda, Joan Tierney and Sandra White.

 

 

 

 

 


THE PAST IS PRESENT
Sept. 10 to Oct. 31, 2016

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The Past is Present was an exhibition of artwork that transcended and transformed time and place. Six New England artists brang the past into the present by creating  art that called into question what is old and what is new, what is memory and what is imagined?

Featured artists: Anne Dinan, Laura MorrisonGail SmudaRichard MooreJill Snyder Wallace and Edith Weiler. The Student’s Corner showcased the artwork of Richard Ward, a student at Merrimack Valley High School.

 

 


BALANCING ACTS: Explorations of the artful life in wax and encaustic

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July 30 – September 3, 2016

Seven artists who work with wax explore themes of precarious balance, not tipping the scales, and triumphing over uncertainty

Balancing Acts at Twiggs Gallery is curated by NH Artist Debra Claffey and features seven artists who work with wax to explore themes of precarious balance–of not tipping the scales, and of triumphing over uncertainty. Also known as encaustic, wax is lushly beautiful and aromatic. The medium lends itself to construction, transparency, incising, and mark-making in a way uniquely its own.

Each artist in the exhibit approaches the medium differently. Jeanne Borofsky creates assemblages combining encaustic monotypes with origami; Debra Claffey incorporates leaf forms into her personal history by combining the leaves with her grandmother’s crocheted doilies; Pamela Crabb sculpts using wood shapes and wax with an eye on the plight of the oceans; Kimberly Curry celebrates the past by layering wallpaper taken from old Maine farmhouses into her work; Angel Dean recycles cast off wood, metal and found objects into fanciful assemblages; Soosen Dunholter’s visual vignettes explore her struggle with an autoimmune disease; and Helene Farrar’s heavily textural work discusses the state of the human condition, both individually and collectively.

Twiggs Gallery’s first guest curator, Debra Claffey, holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. Her work has won several awards and in 2011 she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Participating Artists are: Jeanne BorofskyDebra Claffey, Pamala Crabb , Kimberly Curry, Angel DeanSoosen Dunholter, and Hélène Farrar

Click here for more information about our guest curator, Debra Claffey.

Interview: From the Curator: Q & A with Jeanne Borofsky

Interview-From the Curator: A Conversation with Soosen Dunholter

Interview-From the Curator: A Visit with Kimberly Curry

Interview-From the Curator: Bits and Pieces with Angel Dean

Interview-From the Curator: Balancing Acts with Helene Farrar

Interview-From the Curator: This Left and That Right with Pamela Crabb

PRESS:
Finding Balance-Twiggs features “Balancing Acts,” made from wax
Hippo Press, July 28, 2016

9 things to see, do, watch this weekend, Concord Monitor, July 28, 2016

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MERRIMACK RIVER PAINTERS

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June 16-July 24, 2016

The Merrimack River Painters is a group of twelve artists from New Hampshire and Maine who wish to show the joy that comes from creating and taking risks in their art. 

Participating members : Marilyn Eimon, Bonnie Halsey, Claudette Gammon, Terry Heinzmann, Betsy Janeway, Dustan Knight, Susan Levenson, Ann Lynch, Mary Ruedig, Ann Saunderson, Kathy Tangney and Jan Wittmer.

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Participating members are: Marilyn Eimon, Bonnie Halsey, Claudette Gammon, Terry Heinzmann, Betsy Janeway, Dustan Knight, Susan Levenson, Ann Lynch, Mary Ruedig, Ann Saunderson, Kathy Tangney and Jan Wittmer.

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A_Z Postcard Front_WebA to Z: Art to Zen

May 7 to June 12, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 12 from 5-7 pm

A-Z: Art to Zen is an exhibition showcasing the work of artists whose contemplative practices inform their life, work and art. Bruce Iverson and Sally Gordon Shea have mastered the meditative art of Asian Brush Painting; Hari Kirin teaches art and yoga; Bette Abdu is a certified Zentangle teacher; Anne Boedecker facilitates Soul Collage; Julie Püttgen teaches art and meditation; and Kathryn Costa creates Mandalas.

Article: Zen Art by Kelly Sennott, The Hippo, May 12, 2016

Article: Twiggs Gallery bring out the Zen by Elodie Reed, Concord Monitor, May 15, 2016

Article: A to Z: Art to Zen exhibition at Twiggs Gallery, Merrimack Valley Voice, May 1, 2016

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IF TREES COULD TALK:
As Heard by the NH Women’s Caucus for Art

A Juried Exhibition by the NH Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA/NH)

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Twiggs Gallery
Exhibition Dates: April 2-May 1, 2016
Artists Reception: April 7, 2016 from 5-7 pm

Participating Artists: Paulette BraceBetty Flournoy BrownDebra ClaffeyMary Wood CornogM. Robin CornwellValerie DeverauxElaine Farmer , Jeanette FournierKate HigleyAline Lotter, Lisa Mann, Suzanne PrettyWen Redmond, Susan Rock, Adele SanbornEileen ScullinPamela TarbellMary Webber and Jennifer Weigel.

Juror: Dr. Cynthia Vascak
Dr. Vascak is the founding Dean of Plymouth State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, previously serving as chair of the Art Department and as coordinator of the Art Education program. Her primary artistic media are printmaking, drawing and egg tempera.

Learn more about the Women’s Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter at www.wcanh.org. On Saturday, April 16th from 10 to 2, Twiggs Gallery is hosting WCA/NH’s Spring Meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. Join us!

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ADELE SANBORN
January 21- March 26, 2016

Adele Sanborn is a calligrapher and lettering artist who combines her love of mixed media, watercolors, and photography into messages from her spirit. She works at TWIGGS, her studio nestled on a hill overlooking farmland and the Merrimack River in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Surrounded by the natural world she loves, the expansive studio gives her the space and quietude to create and explore new and diverse ideas in the craft of ink, paper, and photography.


COZY: NH Artists celebrate the joys and comforts of home
TWIGGS GALLERY HOLIDAY EXHIBITION
November 21-December 20, 2015

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Participating Artists: Bonnie AskowitzLinda Basha BrookshirePaulette BraceBarbara CarrDonna Catanzaro, M. Robin Cornwell, Cynthia Cummings-BirchJessica Fligg, Mia Hand, Lynn Hand, Ethel HillsSusan Lirakis, Susan Rock, Adele SanbornJodi ScaltretoSusan SchwakeGail Smuda and Marcia Wood Merinooke.

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WORD PLAY: Eleven artists play with text, image and form
October 3-November 15, 2015

Participating artists:
Donna CatanzaroJeffery Cooper, Mary Goldthwaite-GagneJim LambertMaureen MillsRobin Peringer, Maureen Redmond-ScuraAdele SanbornGail SmudaJill Snyder Wallace and Susan Schwake

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