Twiggs Gallery is celebrating Boscawen’s Old Home Week with a variety of free events highlighting agriculture, music, art and poetry. This rich variety of offerings reflects Twiggs Gallery’s focus on offering interesting cultural events to the local community. All events are free and open to the public at Twiggs Gallery located at 254 King Street in Boscawen.
Beginning on Saturday, August 19, take a summer drive around Boscawen to see the Flashy Flock celebrating Boscawen’s agricultural roots. For this community art project, Twiggs Gallery partnered with Boscawen’s Old Home Week committee to create 55 chicken shapes cut out of wood. Boscawen residents used the cut-outs as a blank canvas to exercise their creativity. On Saturday, all of the chickens will be revealed in front of Boscawen homes and businesses as part of the “Flashy Flock Mob” of crafty chickens popping up all over Boscawen! A link to a map is on Twiggs Gallery’s website at TwiggsGallery.org. During the driving tour, drop into the gallery between 1 and 3 for a free Make & Take. Twiggs will have wooden eggs to decorate and a creative button making activity. A fun day for the entire family!
On Sunday, August 20 from 10-3, Granite State Draft Horse & Pony Association will be doing plowing demos and competitions in the field next to Twiggs Gallery. Bring a chair and prepare to enjoy the day. The event will start with a meet and greet session with the horses. Then, skilled Teamsters will prepare their animals with harnessing demonstrations at 10:30 am. The competition, featuring three Farm Classes – Single Log Twitch, Stone Boat, and Woodsy Wagon – begins after the harnessing demos. Wagon rides will be given afterwards. If you’re intrigued by horses and curious about draft animals, seize this opportunity to meet Teamsters experienced in various activities like logging, weddings, hay making, and more. Hotdogs will be sold by The Old Home Day Committee as a fundraiser. Twiggs Gallery will again be offering a free Make & Take craft project in the gallery from 1-3 pm. Plein air artists and photographers are encouraged to come and be inspired by these amazing animals.
Enjoy a free concert with The New Consort on Wednesday, August 23 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Twiggs Gallery is delighted to once again host world class musical performances from Boscawen’s Avaloch Music Farm Institute’s summer residents. Winners of the American Prize in Chamber Music, The New Consort is a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring
the roles that musical ritual and community can play in 21st-century lives. The performance is free and refreshments will be served.
The week-long celebration ends on Sunday, August 27 from 1-3 pm, with Twiggs Gallery’s annual summer poetry reading, Poetry & Pie, featuring the Percheron Poets. This year’s theme is NEST which is inspired by the exhibit in the gallery of the same name. After the reading, there will be a break for yummy homemade pies, then attendees are welcome to read a poem that responds to the theme for the open mic session. Free and delicious, Poetry & Pie is a balm for the body and the soul.
Find more information about these events at Twiggs Gallery at TwiggsGallery.org or call 603-975-0015. Twiggs Gallery is handicapped accessible and located at 254 King Street, Jct. Rte 3 & 4, Boscawen, NH. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-4.