Published: 06/21/2022 12:21:35
Edited: 6/21/2022 12:21:15 PM
Fun & Fiber is the theme of many of the activities taking place at Twiggs Gallery’s second annual Arts Fest on June 25 from 10pm to 4pm at 254 King St., Boscawen. A rain date is forecast for June 26 from 10:00 to 16:00
The Arts Fest Art Fair features local New Hampshire artists. Throughout the day, Cheryl Miller will demonstrate carpet hooking while Marilyn Martin and Elaine Clow will show how to spin yarn. The windows of the art fair; textile artist Cheryl Miller who creates collages of fibers using machine-sewn hand-dyed fabrics; artisan Diane Louise Paul and her beautiful leather goods including belts, sled straps, dog collars and leads, bracelets and more; the organic sculptural jewels of the jeweler Jo Shield based on her love for nature and plant forms; The hand yarns of Marilyn Martin and Elaine Clow; the extravagant beach glass scenes by glass artist Keira Chin; colorful ornaments, night lights, votive supports, plates and large bowls by the artist Karen Mehos; the beautiful landscapes of the artist Monica Cote; and Jen Libby’s handcrafted soaps and pottery.
Stop inside the gallery to see “Wool: A Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibition” featuring artists working with fiber in unique ways. Embellish a mini sheep to turn into a pin to take home for free make & take, sign up for the Spriggs Shoppe gift basket raffle and enjoy a light snack as you browse the 25% off Sprigg’s Shoppe. From 1pm to 3pm, wool fiber artist Lisa Almeida will offer a tapestry weaving demonstration and sell her small works of art at affordable prices.
Twiggs Gallery will launch BAAcawen’s Flashy Flock Community Art Project for Old Home Week. Under the Twiggs Gallery awning, help decorate a flashy “Black Sheep” flock with fun and imaginative Zentangle motifs. Thirty clippings of reserved sheep will be displayed on the lawn to be picked up by Boscawen residents to take home and embellish. Expect to see a “flash mob” of artistic sheep displayed all over town during Boscawen’s old house week at the end of August.
Throughout the day, the Twiggs Gallery will be collecting spontaneous donations for their neighbor, the Boscawen Food Pantry. The food pantry is an important part of the Boscawen community and has distributed over 42,000 meals in the past year. A collection basket will be available at the fair for donations of canned goods and dry products. Contributions large and small are appreciated!
All of these festivities will take place at the Twiggs Gallery, which offers regional art exhibitions and art classes for adults. Twiggs also has fun gifts and one-of-a-kind pieces in Spriggs Shoppe along with Cornerstone Design’s calligraphy services. Twiggs Gallery is wheelchair accessible and is located at 254 King St., Boscawen. Gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday 11am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm For more information, visit TwiggsGallery.WordPress.com or call 603-975-0015