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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.
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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.
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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.
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Phil Bean exhibit of Oil Landscapes at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Milford, New Hampshire artist, Phil Bean, will exhibit a display of oil landscapes at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning June 1 through June 29 in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, June 1 from 5pm to 7pm. Primarily a self-taught artist, with additional art courses and painting workshops in both oils and watercolors, Phil is a current Signature member of the New England Watercolor Society & Alaska Watercolor Society, juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and associate member of Oil Painters of America. His oils and watercolors have been included in both national and regional exhibitions. Phil looks forward to the challenges of a new painting. His artworks are developed in the studio from reference studies and outdoors, en plein air where he draw on the inspiration from the effects of light and shadow on landscapes and classic architecture. Painting at other locations in the US and Ireland have been a great source of learning and inspiration for Phil as well. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For me, painting is a continuous process of learning how to express what visually captures my attention.” Phil Bean

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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Young Artist Spotlight exhibit at the JCC

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to present Melanie Patria as our Young Artist Spotlight exhibit for June, which showcases the work of emerging artists under the age of 30. Melanie’s work will be held in the Display Case Gallery from June 1 to June 29. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, June 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A Rindge resident, Melanie is entering her junior year at Colby-Sawyer College and is working on her B.A. in graphic design. Her work includes traditional media as well as graphics. In the Spring of 2018, Patria completed an internship with PermaCityLife, located in Franklin, NH, to gain more experience working with clients and to expand her body of knowledge. To view some of Patria’s work and to catch up on more client works, visit www.instagram.com/melaniepatria.designs or www.facebook.com/melaniepatria.designs.

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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Jaffrey Civic Center receives “Vibrant Community Engagement Grant”

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that it has been nominated and selected to receive a $1000 grant from Keene based company, the Corning Incorporated Foundation. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Corning Incorporated Foundation has awarded sixty-five eligible non-profit organizations to receive the $1000 grant. Recipients of the grant are nominated by Corning employees and funded based on their contributions to the community in the areas of arts, culture, education, healthcare and communications. For more information about the Corning Incorporated Foundation, or the Employee Vibrant Community Engagement grants, check out their website at: http://www.corningfoundation.org/65thanniversary/

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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Founders Day at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will hold its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, May 17th at 7 pm. This evening commemorates Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. The evening includes student musical performances and artwork as part of the Annual Young Person’s Show from students in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District. Special guest of the evening will be JRSD Superintendent Reuben Duncan. 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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Pastel class offered at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce a new ongoing pastel class every month taught by local artist, Maryann Mullett. May classes will begin Tuesday, May 8th, and will meet every Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm for 4 weeks. The theme for May will be “Painting Animals with Pastel”. Every month will focus on a different theme. The cost of the class is $120. Art has always been part of Maryann’s life. She worked in graphic arts and illustration for Yankee Magazine and surrounding publishing companies. In 1992 she started Harvest Thyme Herbs which allowed her creativity to extend to product design and marketing. Eight years ago she was introduced to the pastel medium at the Art Spectrum Group in Antrim. Since this time she has focused solely on pastels and fine art. Inspiration comes in close-up views of luscious fruit and vegetables, their colors and textures capturing the light making alluring compositions. She paints still life, floral, nature, birds and wildlife as her subjects.

Maryann is a Signature member of the Pastel Societies of America, New Hampshire and Maine, and an Associate member of the Pastel Societies of Connecticut and Cape Cod. She is also a member of the Newburyport Art Association. She has been published in Artist’s Magazine and Pastel Journal Magazine. To register for the class, contact the Jaffrey 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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Jaffrey Civic Center’s The Farmer & the Flea seeking vendors for Summer Season

The Jaffrey Civic Center is now accepting vendor applications for their summer market, The Farmer and the Flea, which runs every Saturday beginning, July 7th through October 6th. This is the second year we are offering the event. Vendors can sell their flea market items/crafts and or locally grown produce. We are especially seeking farm items like fresh flowers and eggs, berries, baked goods as well as honey or maple products. All are welcome. Centrally located on Main Street in the scenic town of Jaffrey, our spacious lawn offers high visibility to visitors and residents alike. We will plan to open the summer market on Saturdays from 9 am to 1pm. Discounts available for return vendors and Jaffrey residents. For an application, please go to our website www.jaffreyciviccenter.com and download our Farmer and the Flea Vendor application form or contact us at 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.
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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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