Twiggs hosts honorific art

  • The Flood by Carole Gronke —Courtesy

  • “Fear Me” by Paulette Brace Courtesy

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Published: 4/26/2021 10:38:12 AM

Twelve artists have come together at Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen to reconsider the honorific art form of the retablos which are devotional paintings that relate to a miraculous event. In this exhibit, the artists have reconsidered this honorific art form to reveal themes that personally, socially and politically affect their lives. Some reflect traditional religious themes within a contemporary context. Others are non-religious but are created to draw awareness to broad issues in our times and some reveal deeply personal stories.

In the last century, retablos have been altered to depict everyday events or shed light on a societal issue. Artists, like Frida Kahlo, often use the form to tell their own personal story.

The show opens April 24 with an open house artists’ reception from 1 to 3 p.m. The show runs through June 6.

The participating artists meet regularly through the Women’s Caucus for Art’s Plymouth Pod to share their art and support each other as artists. The artists are Paulette Brace, Donna Cantazaro, Alma Grand, Carole Groenke, Rebecca Hastings, Darlene Nadeau, Maryellen Sakura, Cilla Sheehan, Virginia Slayton, Kimberly Smith, Martha Sterverson, and Mimzie Uhler.

Twiggs Gallery 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 and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. For more information visit or call 975-0015.

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