Arts Fest at Twiggs celebrates textiles

  • Textile artist Cheryl Miller creates fiber collages and will be demonstrating rug hooking during the fair. —Courtesy

  • Along with a large variety of fiber art, enjoy felted wool sculptures (left) by Rachel Montroy and hooked rugs (right) by Pam Bartlett. Courtesy

  • Tapestry artist Lisa Almeida will be demonstrating her craft in the gallery. Courtesy

Published: 6/21/2022 12:21:35 PM
Modified: 6/21/2022 12:21:15 PM

Fun & Fiber is the theme for many of the activities taking place at Twiggs Gallery’s second annual Arts Fest on June 25 from 10 to 4 p.m. at 254 King St., Boscawen. A rain date is scheduled for June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Arts Fest Art Fair features local New Hampshire artists. All day long, Cheryl Miller will be demonstrating rug hooking while Marilyn Martin and Elaine Clow will show how to spin yarn. The art fair showcases; textile artist Cheryl Miller who makes fiber collages using hand dyed fabrics stitched by machine; artisan Diane Louise Paul and her beautiful leather goods including belts, sleigh bell straps, dog collars and leashes, bracelets, and more; jeweler Jo Shield’s organic sculptural jewelry based on her love of nature and plant forms; Marilyn Martin and Elaine Clow’s hand-spun yarns; glass artist Keira Chin’s whimsical beach glass scenes; fused glass artist Karen Mehos’ colorful ornaments, night lights, votive holders, platters and large bowls; artist Monica Cote’s lovely landscape paintings; and Jen Libby’s hand-crafted soaps and ceramics.

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 make into a pin to take home for the free make & take, sign up for the gift basket raffle from Spriggs Shoppe, and enjoy some light refreshments while browsing Sprigg’s Shoppe’s 25% off sale. From 1 to 3 p.m., wool fiber artist Lisa Almeida will be offering a tapestry weaving demonstration and selling her small affordable artworks.

Twiggs Gallery will launch BAAcawen’s Flashy Flock Community Art Project for Old Home Week. Under the Twiggs Gallery tent, help decorate a Flashy Flock “Black Sheep” with fun and fancy Zentangle patterns. Thirty reserved sheep cut-outs will be displayed on the lawn for pick-up by Boscawen residents to take home and embellish. Expect to see a “flash mob” of artsy sheep displayed all around town during Boscawen’s Old Home Week late in August.

All day long, Twiggs Gallery will be taking free-will donations for their neighbor, the Boscawen Food Pantry. The food pantry is an important part of the Boscawen community and in the past year has given out over 42,000 meals. A collection bin will be available at the fair for canned and dry good donations. Contributions large and small are appreciated!

All of these festivities will take place at Twiggs Gallery which offers regional art exhibitions and adult art classes. Also located at Twiggs are fun gifts and uniquities in Spriggs Shoppe along with Cornerstone Design’s calligraphy services. Twiggs Gallery is handicapped accessible and located at 254 King St., Boscawen. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. For more information visit TwiggsGallery.WordPress.com or call 603-975-0015




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