The Jaffrey Civic Center will host three new exhibits for the month of July. The Auditorium Gallery will feature the mixed media work of Fitzwilliam resident, William Barefoot. Bill has decades of experience in different art media including watercolor, pastels, acrylics, oils, and pen and ink.  His main focus is watercolor because it allows him to use his drawing skills as well as the layering of color.  His early works featured animals and people, and he later moved to landscapes.  Bill studied and received degrees at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and The Maryland Institute, Baltimore.

The Display Case Gallery will feature oil paintings by Susan Heuck Allen of Harrisville. Susan Heuck Allen studied painting at Amherst College and the Cincinnati Art Academy. This is her first show in New Hampshire, the subject of much of her work, “The Many Faces of Mount Monadnock” will showcase a selection of Allen’s landscapes of the mountain in oil, watercolor, and monotype.   Allen is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classics, Brown University and resides in Providence and on Silver Lake in Harrisville for almost three decades. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Smith College, Providence College, Tufts University, and Yale University as well as on a ship that circumnavigated the globe in a semester, known as Semester at Sea. “

The upstairs Cunningham Gallery will feature the work of Heidi Hadley. Heidi was born in Peterborough and raised in the Lakes Region.  She graduated from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing and spent her professional life as a Registered Nurse, starting at Monadnock Community Hospital in the emergency room.  She also served as a hospice nurse, private duty nurse and office nurse.  Heidi learned to sew as a 4-H project.  As a young adult, she became interested in quilting as a way to use her creativity and relax.  Since that time, she has made hundreds of quilts, table runners, and wall hangings. Following her retirement, Heidi established her business, One of a Kind Quilts by Heidi.  She has participated in numerous craft shows and has a site on Etsy (

An Opening Reception for the three exhibits will be held on Saturday, July 6th from 5 pm to 7 pm. All of the exhibits will run through August 2nd. The reception and the exhibits are free and open to the public.

Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday to Friday 105pm, (closed for lunch 12 to 1pm) and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at ,  find our website,, or “Like” us on Facebook.