Art, poetry during Old Home Week

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Published: 08/16/2022 16:39:16

Modified: 08/16/2022 16:35:48

Twiggs Gallery celebrates Boscawen Old House Week with several free events highlighting local history, music, art and poetry. This rich variety of offerings reflects the Twiggs Gallery’s emphasis on supporting and promoting the local artistic community. All events are free and open to the public at 254 King Street, Boscawen.

From August 20, take a summer walk around Boscawen to see BAA-scawen’s Flashy Flock celebrate the roots of Boscawen sheep farming. For this community art project, the Twiggs Gallery has partnered with the Boscawen Old House Week Committee and the Historical Society to create 30 shapes of sheep cut out of wood. Boscawen residents used the cutouts as a blank canvas to exercise their creativity. On Saturday, all painted sheep will be revealed in front of homes and businesses in Boscawen as part of the ‘Flashy Flock Mob’ of artistic sheep that are popping up all over Boscawen.

“The History of Agriculture Told by Barns” will be presented by John Porter on August 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. John will talk about the evolution of barn architecture and the story it tells of New Hampshire agriculture. This intriguing presentation will be a chronological walk through time, with photographic illustrations of barns from across the state.

The Twiggs Gallery is delighted to once again host world-class musical performances from the summer residents of the Avaloch Music Farm Institute in Boscawen. Enjoy a free concert with the Kaia String Quartet on August 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. This quartet from Chicago is dedicated to promoting the rich and colorful music of Latin America. They play an active role in the Chicago music scene where they are regular guests at the Chicago Latino Music Festival and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.

Fiber art will be the focus of Breanna Marie Sherwood’s artist demonstration on August 27. Come anytime from 1 to 3 p.m. to see how Sherwood creates wool felting inspired by experiences in nature. She uses wet felting and needle felting as well as sewing and machine embroidery to create her unique work. Several of his works are exhibited at the Twiggs Gallery WOOL: An exhibition of contemporary fiber art.

The week-long celebration culminates August 28 from 1-3 p.m., with the annual Twiggs Gallery Summer Poetry Reading, Poetry & Pie, featuring Percheron poets with special guest poet Grace Mattern. This year’s theme is August Odes and Sunflower Spells. After the reading, there will be a break for delicious homemade pies, then participants are invited to read a poem that responds to the theme of the open-mic session. Free and delicious, Poetry & Pie is a balm for body and soul.

Find more information about these events at Twiggs Gallery on their website at TwiggsGallery.WordPress.com or call 603-975-0015. Twiggs Gallery is handicapped accessible and located at 254 King St., Boscawen.

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