News and Press Releases

“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.

Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit

A group exhibit of eighteen New Hampshire artists will be held at the Civic Center’s upstairs Cunningham Gallery from August 10th to September 7th to celebrate Mount Monadnock and the region. An Opening Reception will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, August 10th. There will be live music, and refreshments as well as the opening of the Dean Murder exhibit downstairs in the Auditorium Gallery. Notable local authors, Jack Coey and Eric Stanway will be on hand to sell their books related to the Monadnock area. Free and Open to the public.

                                            Ann Sawyer’s Callie Under the Mountain

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library,
parking in rear. Hours are Mon-Fri 10-5, (closed 12-1 pm), 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.

Dean Murder Exhibit and Reception to be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center

In commemoration of the 100 years since the infamous, unsolved Dean Murder case, the Jaffrey Historical Society will be displaying artifacts related to the Dean Murder in both the Auditorium Gallery and the Display Case Gallery in an exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center from August 10th to September 7th. There will be an Opening Reception for the public on Friday, August 10th from 4 pm to 7 pm with refreshments and live music. New Hampshire authors Jack Coey, (“The Death of Dr. Dean”) and Eric Stanway, (“The Mysteries of Monadnock“ ) will be available to sell their books at the opening. 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 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.

Silent Auction at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is presenting a summer Silent Auction from Friday, July 6th through Friday August 3rd in the Auditorium Gallery. The event is a fund raiser. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, July 6th from 5 pm to 7 pm and a Closing Reception on Friday, August 3rd from 5 pm to 7 pm. The silent auction will include original art in addition to some unique experiences which include weekend cottage rentals on both Thorndike and Gilmore Pond, a wedding/special event venue complete with photography, gift certificates from Atlas Fireworks, Jaffrey Airpark and more. The silent bidding will open on July 6th at 5 pm and will continue through 5:30pm on Friday, August 3rd at the Closing Reception where there with be a final opportunity for live bids until the art is sold. There will be light refreshments and wine at both the opening and closing receptions. 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

Hollis, NH artist Jennifer McCalmont to exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hollis, NH artist, Jennifer McCalmont, who will present her Florals and Landscapes Oil Exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery from July 6th to August 3rd. Jennifer Nixdorf McCalmont spent her early years drawing and creating constantly. She attended University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, finding a love of flowers and majoring in textile design. Upon graduation Jennifer moved to New York City, to pursue a career in the textile fashion industry. The commercial training gave her valuable design experience and knowledge of color. After moving to New Hampshire Jennifer combined her assets in illustration and creativity to produce her own line of light humor greeting cards, which she marketed worldwide for many years. While raising children, Jennifer put her career aside, but became increasingly intrigued by oil painting and the history fine art. In her quest for art training, Jennifer discovered “The Boston School” of painters, which is not actually a school, but a school of thought and a tradition of painting that has been passed down from teacher to student for more than 100 years. The Boston School has its roots in impressionist ideals, but combines the best of representational painting, seeing color correctly and drawing accurately. Jennifer has learned from many of the Boston school “greats” and is currently studying portrait painting with Mary Minifie. There will be an Opening Reception for her work on Friday, July 6th from 5 pm to 7 pm. The reception is 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

Summer Internship at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is looking for a summer intern for approximately 10 hours a week. Flexible days/hours. This would be a fun opportunity and great resume builder for those interested in art or needing some volunteer credits for either high school or college. Responsibilities include general phone and computer work, greeting guests and patrons, updating artist and patron lists, assisting the Exec. Director with art exhibits, planning venues/opening receptions and general duties related to the day to day operations of the Center. The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center is to provide and sustain a public venue where residents of, and visitors to the Monadnock Region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. Contact Regina for more info. 532-6527.

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

Civic Center receives $5000 pledge for Lift Campaign

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $5000 pledge from Belletetes toward the purchase and installation of a lift to the second floor of the building. The pledge brings the total amount of funds raised to approximately $63,0000. The estimated costs of the project are approximately $80,000. The lift will provide second floor access to the elderly, disabled and other populations who cannot use the stairs. The funds already raised for the project include private donations, grants and pledges, from individuals and both state and local organizations including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Royal Bank of Canada, the Rotary Club of Jaffrey, the Gilmore Trust and the JCC Board of Trustees. To donate, go to the Jaffrey Civic Center website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com and donate through Paypal, by check or through the Jaffrey Civic Center “GoFundme” page at https://www.gofundme.com/help-give-us-a-lift)

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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