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A concert with Virginia Eskin

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Jaffrey Civic Center will host a March concert with Virginia Eskin, who will perform the works of Amy Beach and Florence Price. The performance will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Auditorium Gallery.

A native of San Diego, California, Virginia Eskin has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, throughout the United States and Europe.

She studied in London with Gina Bachauer and Dame Myra Hess and developed a strong interest in Spanish music during a four-year appointment at the International Institute in Madrid, 1983-1987.  In 2007, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Edward MacDowell’s death, Ms. Eskin performed his Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Hampshire Philharmonic and with Boston’s Civic Symphony at Jordon Hall. She has continued her lengthy collaboration with the Portland String Quartet, with whom she performed the Amy Beach Quintet to open their 2008-09 season. In 2009 she premiered Vítezslava Kaprálová ‘s “Partita” with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Jordan Hall and performed Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 3 and No. 5 with the Boston Civic Symphony.  Recent performances include a recital tour of Croatia (June 2014), a presentation of works by African American women composers at Boston University (March 2014), a recital at the U.S. embassy in Madrid (January 2014), performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, with the Augusta (Maine) Symphony (April 2013). Virginia is adjunct professor music at Keene State College, which in 2009 awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition recognize her contributions to women’s music.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and can be purchased via the website or at the JCC. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

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

Call of Entry for JCC Annual Spring Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Spring 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. The show will run from Friday, March 22 through Friday, April 19th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 23 from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. The deadlines to drop off artwork: Monday, March 9th through Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

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 Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire (next to Library, parking in rear.) Like us on Facebook.

 

Peoples Choice Award

Congratulation to the winners of the Jaffrey Civic Center’s Annual Fall Art Exhibit “People’s Choice Awards”. Twice a year, the Jaffrey Civic Center hosts a public art exhibit which is open to anyone who would like to exhibit two pieces of their artwork. The cost is $25 to be in the show. While not a juried exhibit, the “winners” are voted on by the public. The winners from our Fall exhibit are: 1st place: Amber Martin’s Untitled acrylic, 2nd place: Donald Wilson’s, “The Dory” and Honorable Mention: Carole Beckwith’s “Monadnock Afternoon”. The exhibit and the Opening Reception are free and open to the public.

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.

 (Below, Amber Martin’s 1st place entry, Untitled watercolor.)

A DICKENS CHRISTMAS AT THE JCC

Join the Jaffrey Civic Center for a very special fundraiser, A Dickens Christmas”, Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 5 pm. Arrive at the Civic Center where the heavenly voices of festively attired Victorian carolers will greet you at the door, attend a special presentation of Project Shakespeare’s “A Christmas Carol”, and feast on a traditional Victorian era dinner with roast turkey, plum pudding and authentic fare from the era of Dicken’s. Adults can enjoy a nice glass of Smoking Bishop. Live piano music in the background will be provided courtesy of Louise and Bernie Watson. Tickets can be purchased on the homepage of our website at www.Jaffreyciviccenter.com or at the Civic Center. Ticket prices are Adults: $50 and Children (under 10): $35. (Purchase your tickets by Dec. 8th and receive 20% off the price). Limited seating available. Proceeds will directly benefit the Jaffrey Civic Center and Project Shakespeare.

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.

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), Dennis 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.

Ann-marie LaBollita to exhibit mixed media show at Jaffrey Civic Center

Ashby, Massachusetts artist and teacher, Ann-marie LaBollita will exhibit a mixed media show in the Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center from Oct. 19 to November 16. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Ann-marie has a BFA in painting and an MFA in studio teaching. She has been teaching since 1990 in public school, museums, and in her home-based studio. Her creative endeavors include: drawing, painting and printmaking, fabric arts, bookmaking, knitting and felting. Free and open to the public.

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.

Elizabeth Craumer- Pastel exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Milford, NH artist, Elizabeth Craumer will exhibit her work, “Landscapes with a Difference” at the Civic Center beginning Oct. 19 through Nov. 16th in the Auditorium Gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 26th at 5 pm. Free and open to the public. For Elizabeth, “art calls for simplifying nature’s complexities”, and as an artist she “strives to transfer that feeling of awe and wonder to the viewer”. Elizabeth can be reached at betsycraumer@comcast.net. Her studio can be found at Creative Ventures Gallery at 411 Nashua Street in Milford, NH where viewers have the experience of visiting artists where they work daily. They also offer a variety of classes for those interested in learning.

 

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.

The Ash Hill Center for the Arts

The Ash Hill Center for the Arts is having its Annual Juried Exhibit a the Jaffrey Civic Center from October 19 through November 17 this fall. The title of the exhibit is In Sight and will present 2D and 3D work of many regional artists. The Juror for the exhibit is Pamela Tarbell, owner of the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Gardens in Concord. An Artists Reception is scheduled for Friday, October 19, from 5 – 7 PM. For more information, phone the Ash Hill Center for the Arts at 603-352-2206.

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.

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