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Jaffrey Civic Center hosts Annual Young Person’s Show

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that once again it will be host the Annual Young Person’s Show which showcases the artwork of Jaffrey and Rindge youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The show is open to all young people in the Jaffrey-Rindge school district and will include artwork from Jaffrey Grade School, Rindge Memorial School, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School. The exhibit will be held in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery and runs from Friday, April 27 through May 25. The Opening Reception for this show will be held on a special evening, Founder’s Day, on Thursday, May 17th beginning at 7 pm in The Auditorium Gallery. This evening commemorates Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. The evening includes student musical performances from students in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District. Light Refreshments provided. We hope you can come celebrate with us on this very special evening. As always, the reception is open to the public and admission is always FREE

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.
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Juliet Bell exhibits Paintings and Puzzles at the Civic Center

Juliet Bell will display her paintings and puzzles at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday, April 27 – May 25 in the Display Case Gallery. Juliet began her career in theater design, building properties for a number of regional theaters in the U.S. including off Broadway, and eventually in London. In 1998, she founded BellArt, a wooden jigsaw puzzle company for which she created the artwork for traditional puzzles, and the designs for non-traditional wood stained puzzles. These one-of-a-kind puzzles were sold at fine craft stores, juried galleries, and privately.
Born and adopted in England and raised in the U.S., it was not until many years after pursuing a career in the arts that she found both birth parents and discovered they were artists. Not only had they worked in the theater, but both were painters. Her mother attended the Slade School of Fine Art, and specialized in watercolor painting. Her father was a distinguished and award-winning artist who lived and painted in Newfoundland and Scotland, and built Newfoundland’s first dome house.
Juliet’s current passion is oil painting. She is essentially self-taught, though she has taken many art classes, and gives credit for much of her development to Mark carder’s on-line videos. Juliet’s paintings have sold at several juried auctions including the Monadnock Arts Auction. Most recently, “Lily On Pond” won 3rd place at Renoartio’s May 2016 competition. Juliet lives in a little house in the woods of New Hampshire with her cats, dog, and chickens.

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.
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“Night of 1000 Cupcakes” returns in July 2018

Save the date! The Jaffrey Civic Center will again put on its trademarked cupcake event in 2018. The event will be held on the spacious front lawn of the Civic Center on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm. CJ the DJ, will be the MC for the event and we hope to have thousands of cupcakes on hand of various themes. All of the cupcakes are baked, decorated and donated to the event. We are always looking for bakers, sponsors and volunteers for this event. People interested in volunteering and/or baking should email the CIvic Center at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Sign up for our public Cupcake Group on our Facebook Page to keep informed about the event.

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.
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HELP GIVE US A LIFT

The Jaffrey Civic Center is actively seeking donations for the “HELP GIVE US A LIFT CAMPAIGN”, which will fund a lift to the second floor of the building. The lift will provide second floor access to the elderly, disabled and other populations who cannot use the stairs. There are many ways to donate; through PayPal via the Jaffrey Civic Center website, by check to the Jaffrey Civic Center or through the Jaffrey Civic Center GoFundme page. To date, the Civic Center has raised a total of about $54,000. The funds already raised for the project include private donations from many local residents, a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, a gift from the Peterborough branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, a pledged gift from 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.
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Annual Spring Art Exhibit Winners

The Jaffrey Civic Center is very pleased to announce the winners of the Annual Spring Art Exhibit. For the photography portion of the show, the winners of the Kana Riley Poets and Artistic Fund include photographer, Edward Thomas, who came in 1st place with his photograph, Willing Workers. Second place went to Gerrit Bradley with Lake Wakatipu Summer and Honorable Mention to Brad Willard for his photograph, Restful. For the mixed media portion of the show, Donna Eaton came in 1st place with her watercolor piece, (bottom below) Cider Days, Hillman Orchard. Second place winner was Stella Arvanetaki’s Morning after the Storm and Honorable Mention to Alberta Geyer’s April in Fur. Congratulations to all the winners.

Pastel Society of New Hampshire group exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Opening Reception Video

The Jaffrey Civic Center is hosting a group pastel exhibit by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire beginning Sunday, March 25 through April 20th. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, March 25 from 1pm to 4pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The mission of the Pastel Society of NH is “to set standards of excellence and to encourage the use of soft pastels; to unite pastelists through membership in the society; to establish pastel as a separate category in major art exhibitions; to focus attention on the renaissance of pastel and to educate the public regarding the permanence and beauty of the medium; to offer workshops, critiques, classes, demonstrations and scholarships as part of our educational program; to offer a vehicle of communication for the exchange of news and ideas through our web site and our publications; to hold member’s shows at appropriate gallery locations ; to culminate the year’s activities with a national annual juried exhibition open to members and non-members.” For more information about the Pastel Society of NH, check out their website at: www. http://pastelsocietynh.com/

March Photography Exhibits at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host 2 photography exhibits in March. Both exhibits will open Friday, March 23 and run through April 20th. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 5pm to 7pm. Free and open to the public.
Les Fleur: the Photography of Tom Doane
Tom moved to Jaffrey in 2001. He is a self-taught photographer. Tom’s areas of expertise are: nature, equestrian and bridal photography. Tom is the owner of Catpawfoto which deals in current and antique cameras and lens. Tom’s exhibit will be in the Display Case Gallery.

The Monadnock Camera Club is a small group of people interested in the art of photography. Active for over forty years, the club gives members the opportunity to show their work, participate in exhibits, enter competitions, view the work of other photographers, get critiqued by experienced photographers, learn from each other and participate in field trips. The mission of the club is to learn and expand photographic skills. The camera club meets the third Thursday of the month at the Jaffrey Civic Center from September through May. Meetings start at 7:00 PM. Membership is $35 a year, but guests are always welcome. The exhibit will be shown in the Auditorium Gallery.

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.
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Help Give Us a Lift Update

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $25,000 pledge from the Jaffrey Gilmore Foundation Trust toward the purchase and installation of a lift to the second floor of the building. The new pledge brings the total amount of money raised to $52,000. The funds already raised for the project include private donations from local residents, a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, a gift from the Peterborough branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, a pledged gift from The Rotary Club of Jaffrey and donations from the Jaffrey Civic Center Board of Trustees.

Jaffrey Civic Center receives $9000 in grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The Jaffrey Civic Center is the recipient of 2 recently awarded grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. An Organizational Sustainability grant in the amount of $4000 was awarded to the center in late December. The funds from the grant will cover new hardware for the office and donor software used for fund raising. The second grant in the amount of $5000 was awarded in mid-January on the recommendation of the Putnam Foundation. The funds from the second grant will be used toward the Civic Center’s, “Give us a Lift” campaign, which is raising funds to install a lift to the second floor of the Civic Center. Including the recent grant, the Civic Center has raised approximately $14,000 in donations to its existing lift fund in the past year.  The overall cost of the lift project in anticipated to cost about $90,000.

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, 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.

 

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