The Jaffrey Civic Center extends a warm welcome to NH artist Mary Iselin, who will exhibit her oil work Oct. 18 through Nov.15 in the Auditorium Gallery. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 18th from 5 pm to 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available.

Mary Iselin’s paintings are luminous and filled with light.  She paints draft horses, sheep, cattle and landscapes the way some artists would paint a bowl of fruit:  to explore light, color, and atmosphere—especially spiritual atmosphere. 

A professional painter in oil, Iselin is represented by several fine art galleries, including 3 Pears in Dorset, VT; Vermont Artisans in Brattleboro, VT; and Creative Encounters in Keene, NH. She is the recipient of numerous awards, has been featured on Rural Heritage TV, and is collected both in this country and abroad.  She is a former faculty member of the NH Institute of Art.  And, on a light note, last year she received the Gold Award for “Best Artist” in both local newspapers!“The longer I paint, the more I feel that the point is to just keep painting.  Techniques can be learned, but it is my job as an artist to be standing there with a paint brush in my hand when Inspiration comes through.  And painting is all I really want to do.”

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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 Find our website,, or “Like” us on Facebook.