News and Press Releases

Decorative Pumpkin Carving

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes back Derry, NH artist, Michael Oxx, who will instruct students in the fine art of pumpkin carving on Saturday, October 20th from 11 am to 1 pm on the Civic Center lawn. From doodling at a young age to being introduced to sculpting in high school, Michael has always been interested in the arts. As a kid, he was a huge monster movie fan and always wanted to work in the special effect industry. He attended the Tom Savini Special Effect Makeup Program in Monessen, Pennsylvania, and learned his craft from industry professionals and very talented artists. Michael sculpts small vessels and relief sculptures, to monster maquettes and prosthetics and decided to start carving pumpkins a couple of years ago “to give myself another medium to work with besides clay and wax.” The cost of the class is $10 per person. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult to help with cutting the pumpkin. Attendees should pre-register by Wednesday, October 17th and plan to bring their own pumpkin and a snack or lunch to the class. For questions or to register, please contact the Civic Center at 532-6527 or email us at: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

MilliporeSigma donates $5000 to Jaffrey Civic Center Lift fund

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $5,000 donation from MilliporeSigma toward its GiveUsALift campaign, which will fund the costs related to the purchase and installation of a lift to the second floor of the Civic Center. The donation brings the total amount of existing funds to the $80,000 goal needed to begin the project. The project initially began as raising funds to install an elevator several years ago and early donations were placed in an investment fund. The costs estimated for purchase and installation of an elevator were approximately $250,000 compared with the $80,000 needed for a lift. The installation will begin in December of this year.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. It has 20,000 employees and 60 manufacturing sites worldwide and a portfolio of more than 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery. MilliporeSigma employs approximate 850 employees at its manufacturing facility in Jaffrey. The business covers the full bioprocessing value chain, offering products ranging from lab water purification systems to genome-editing tools, antibodies, cell lines and end-to-end systems to manufacture drugs.

The funds raised for the project include private donations from many local residents, and state and local organizations including grants and donations from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Putnam Foundation, Terra Nova Trust, the Royal Bank of Canada, Belletetes, the Jaffrey Gilmore Trust, Wright Painting, Sorby and Son, Bellows Nichols Insurance, the Rotary Club of Jaffrey and donations from the Jaffrey Civic Center Board of Trustees.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

2018 Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award Ceremony

The public is invited to attend a reception at the Jaffrey Civic Center to honor Tonya Albee, the 7th recipient of the 2018 annual award. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 5 pm in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be light appetizers and refreshments. Tonya Albee is a Wolfeboro, NH native with a lifetime of service and entrepreneurship spanning 40+ years. Educated in Massachusetts, she has 2 B.A degrees and many professional designations and recognitions. Albee is the of Owner/Broker of Group ONE Realty, Inc. Her firm specializes in new home sales and has sold thousands of homes throughout New Hampshire. She was recently awarded the 2018 “Good Neighbor Award” from the New Hampshire Association of Realtors for her efforts in the summer Rotary Best Camp program. For the past 15 years, Albee has served on boards for the Jaffrey/Rindge Rotary, Cathedral of the Pines, and as an Incorporator of Monadnock Family Services. She has been involved in a number of community efforts and has spearheaded and chaired the Camp Quest (now Best) program at Franklin Pierce University, which provides a summer enrichment program to middle school students in the Jaffrey Rindge School District. Tonya is a member of the Monadnock Garden Club, enjoys oil painting, tennis, gardening and this community. The Jaffrey Civic Center instituted the Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award as a way to honor and recognize the commitment of area residents who have worked tirelessly for civic goals. Marion Mack Johnson was the founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. Past recipients of the award have been Marc Tieger (2011), Bill Driscoll (2012), Joe Manning (2013), Caroline Hollister (2014), David Tower (2015), Denis Wright (2016), and Carolyn Edwards (2017). The suggested donation for this event is $10. We hope you can join us.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

Call for Vendors – Holiday Craft Fair

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking vendors for our Holiday Craft Fair, which will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 9 am to 2 pm. The Fair will be held in our beautiful gallery rooms on the ground floor and second floor. We are seeking handmade items, pottery, art, jewelry, gourmet foods and other items which would make desirable holiday gifts. The fee for space is $30. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com or call us at 532-6527. The Jaffrey Civic Center is located in beautiful downtown Jaffrey on Main Street next to the Public Library. Space is limited so please reserve your table early. Click the following link for a Vendor Reservation Form .

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook

Public Call-of-Entry Jaffrey Civic Center -Annual Autumn Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Autumn Art Exhibit. We are looking for all types of media including but not limited to: photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, glassworks, paperworks, pottery pieces, woodwork and other 3D disciplines. Our final exhibit of the year, this is a well-attended exhibit for both new and experienced artists. The show will run from Friday, November 23 -Wednesday, December 18th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 24th from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. Drop off artwork: Monday, November 12th through Saturday, November 17th.

We encourage both new and established artists to enter the show as this is one of our most popular events of the season. Entry forms are available on our website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or at the center. Please call or email us at if you have any questions.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 pm to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

 

Jaffrey Civic Center presents Jim Murphy landscapes exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host an exhibit by Jim Murphy beginning September 10th through October 3rd. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on Friday, September 21st from 5 pm to 7 pm. A painter of landscapes, Jim is inspired by the forests of Monadnock area. He has been a visiting artist at many schools in many area schools over the years, illustrated books and has taught drawing and painting. He has been serious about painting as far back as he can remember and studied studio art and art history in college. He is winner of numerous awards such as the Ewing Award. He primarily exhibits in New England and his works are in collections throughout the United States. His website is murphyarts.com

Jim is also a singer/songwriter and can be found on ITunes, Spotify and Youtube. He is currently working on his second album. He is also bandleader and guitarist in Murphy’s Blues. Murphy Blues is a eight member band. They have been actively performing throughout the region for the last 14 years. They concentrate on R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues and Rock, both standards and original songs.

“I focus on exploring and expressing the environment around me. I concentrate on the study of color, of light breaking through darkness and the textures of the natural world. I have found landscape painting an important way for me to creates a space that expresses the pulse of the natural world as it vibrates through and around me. It’s a place for me to find that still place within”.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook

“Unexpected Encounters” exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Warner, NH artist, Mimi Wiggin will exhibit her work titled, “Unexpected Encounters” at the Jaffrey Civic Center from Sept. 14 to October 12 in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 pm with light refreshments. Mimi is a self-taught artist, working primarily in oils. Her representational style reflects the scenic and serene environment in which she lives. Mimi’s award winning work has been featured in Kearsarge Magazine, SooNipi Magazine, The Art and Gallery Guide, and Forest Notes. Her work is also featured as covers and illustrations in the books Poems of Old Warner and Mount Kearsarge (2012), Educators and Agitators-Selected Works of 19th Century Writers From a Small New Endland Town(2013)and Mount Kearsarge, History, Legends and Folktales (2015). Fiddlehead Magazine featured her work on its January/February 2018 cover. The wonderment of the outdoors has always been exciting to her. Her paintings are meant to pass along that excitement and raise awareness of what is in our backyards and to encourage us to live in harmony with our natural surroundings. To see more of her work, check out her website at www.mimiwiggin.com.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook

Embroidery Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will be hosting an educational exhibit of American embroidery features crewel, needlepoint and cross stitch works from Friday, September 14th -Friday, October 12th in the ground floor Display Case Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 21 from 5pm to 7pm. These stitcheries are on loan from the homes of Meredeth and Len Allen of Peterborough, Nancy and Ed Gagnon, Elly Miles and Bill McAuley, and Kay and Don Severance, all of Francestown.

Stitched by various family members over the years, pieces are varied in style, format and complexity. They range from traditional cross stitch samplers to an original raised work design by Nancy’s mother, Irene Johnson Spear, a past president of the Maine Chapter of the American Embroiderer’s Guild. Most are done on various grades of linen or canvas mesh with wool yarn, cotton or silk thread. In addition to framed works, the exhibit includes pillows, a covered doorstop, a Christmas stocking, and a miniature saddle blanket. Stitchers whose needlework is presented are: Meredeth Allen, Nancy Spear Gagnon, Eleanor Norton McAuley, Elly Miles, Madeline Severance, Irene Johnson Spear and Nona Helga Spear.

Elly Miles, the display organizer and a Sharon Arts Center student, works primarily in watercolor and colored pencil, but likes to keep her hand in with the occasional stitchery.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook

Jaffrey Civic Center receives $1000 donation from Wright Painting in Jaffrey

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $1000 donation toward its GiveUsALift fund from Wright Painting in Jaffrey. To date, funds raised for the second floor lift project include private donations from many local residents, and state and local organizations including a grant from the Putnam Foundation, the Terra Nova Trust of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Royal Bank of Canada, Belletetes, the Jaffrey Gilmore Trust, the Rotary Club of Jaffrey and donations from the Jaffrey Civic Center Board of Trustees. The estimated costs related to the project are approximately $80,000. For more information about the campaign, please contact the Civic Center.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook

 

Jaffrey Civic Center receives $1500 donation from Terra Nova Trust

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $1500 donation toward its “Give Us a Lift” fund by the Terra Nova Trust of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. To date, funds raised for the project include private donations from many local residents, and state and local organizations including a grant from the Putnam Foundation (NHCF), the Royal Bank of Canada, Belletetes, Wright Painting, the Rotary Club of Jaffrey and donations from the Jaffrey Civic Center Board of Trustees. The estimated costs related to the project are approximately $80,000. For more information about the campaign, please contact the Civic Center.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library,
parking in rear. Hours are Tues: 10-6, Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 10-2. Admission is always free.
For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

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