News and Press Releases

Spring Classes at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will be offering an array of art classes this Spring, including water soluble oils with Betty Glass, pastels with Maryann Mullett, watercolor with Jeani Eismont, an oil class on creating a series with Alicia Drakiotes, a new drawing class with Rosti Eismont. For more detailed information on the classes, check out the home page of the Jaffrey Civic Center Website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or contact the office. Class Registration forms are available on the home page of our website and in the office.

Sunset Fire by Alicia Drakiotes

Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, Closed SundaysThe 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.

Annual Spring Art Exhibit- Call of Entry

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Spring Art Exhibit. We are looking for all types of mixed media including but not limited to: photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, glassworks, paper works, pottery, woodwork and other 3D disciplines. This is our largest exhibit and a great place to purchase art for gifts. The show will run from Friday, March 20 – April 24th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 21 from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. Dates to drop off artwork: Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14th. To secure your spot, click here for the entry form:  PR COE spring exhibit 2020  Forms are being accepted now and are available on our website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or at the center. Please call or email us at if you have any questions.

The Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire (next to Library, parking in rear.) Like us on Facebook. Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm Closed Sundays 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.

Saturday, Feb. 15th, 5 pm to 7 pm. Opening Reception for 3 new February Exhibits at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Press Release submitted Monday, Feb. 3rdh, please post asap, Thanks, Regina Vorc

The Jaffrey Civic Center will kick off the winter season with 3 new exhibits for the month of February. Greg Hunsaker will exhibit his first oil exhibit. A newcomer to Peterborough, he specializes in oils. Phil Bean, will present an exhibit entitled: Landscapes: Its Light and Shadows in the Display Case Gallery and Jeani and Rosti Eismont will jointly present a mixed media exhibit upstairs in the Cunningham Gallery. Exhibits are free and open to the public on Friday, Feb. 14th with an Opening Reception scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15th with light refreshments from 5 pm to 7 pm. We hope to see you at the reception.

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.

Regina G. Vorce

Executive Director

Jaffrey Civic Center

603-532-6527

www.jaffreyciviccenter.com

Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Closed Sundays

Danser Jewelry Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host a joint contemporary jewelry exhibit by Jaffrey artists, Barbara and Hal Danser from Nov. 22 through Dec. 23. The exhibit will feature glass necklaces and earrings in addition to turquoise and sterling necklaces. The exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 22 and there will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm with refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Hal has been enticed by fused glass for the past twenty years.  Through experimentation and learning, he has refined his style, focusing on the creation of unique, contemporary jewelry in the form of necklaces, pendants, and earrings. His jewelry is represented at a number of select galleries throughout the United States.  Formerly a teacher at NHIA Sharon Arts Center, Hal currently teaches glass fusing at the Currier Museum Art Center in Manchester and in the Danser Art Glass Studio in Jaffrey.

Barbara has been designing contemporary glass necklaces for eight years, creating interpretations of Earth and the Universe, as well as totally abstracted forms. Each design is a one-of-a-kind original. She is passionate about the reflective quality and transparency of the glass medium.  Barbara has been a frequent visitor to New Mexico for twenty-five years, taking plein air painting groups to Santa Fe, Taos and Ghost Ranch since 1996 and occasionally retreating there to paint and sculpt. Her interest in Pueblo culture has enhanced her love of turquoise, one of her favorite stones. She designs turquoise and sterling necklaces, gathering stones from around the world.  Formerly a painting teacher at NHIA Sharon Arts, Barbara continues to teach painting locally in a class environment and in workshops.

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.

Oil Exhibit by Mary Iselin at the Jaffrey Civic Center

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.”

Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Closed Sundays

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.

2019 Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award

Time to save the date for the annual Jaffrey Civic Center’s Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award. This year’s award will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 5 pm -6:30 pm at the JCC. This is a public event and all are invited to attend. There will be an array of delicious refreshments and a short presentation to this year’s distinguished recipient, Robert B. Stephenson.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, Rob moved to Jaffrey in 1977 and has been a committed public servant to the area since he arrived. His local civic involvement includes the following: Village Improvement Society (Secretary, Vice-President, President, Treasurer); Jaffrey Historic District Commission (Chairman); Amos Fortune Forum (Co-Chairman, Secretary); Jaffrey Historical Society (President); Jaffrey Historic Preservation Conclave (Organizer); Jaffrey Downtown Study Committee (Chairman); Jaffrey Sounding Board (Steering Committee); Jaffrey Cemetery Committee (Chairman); Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce (Sign Committee; Bandstand Restoration Committee); Jaffrey Memorial Park Committee; Jaffrey Meetinghouse Restoration Committee; Jaffrey Meetinghouse Committee; TEAM Jaffrey (Design Committee); Park Theatre, Inc. (Director); Cutler Memorial Restoration Committee; Monadnock Perspectives (Advisory Board); Monadnock Crossroads (Advisory Board); Monadnock Conservancy (Founder, Treasurer); Terra Nova Trust (Trustee); Inherit New Hampshire (Treasurer); New Hampshire Association of Historic District Commissions (Chairman); Harvard Travellers Club (President); Boston GreenSpace Alliance (Director); Central Branch (Boston) YMCA Board of Managers (Chairman, Building & Property Committee); Committee on Investigations Involving Human Subjects, Forsyth Dental Center; American Jewish Historical Society (Honorary Bibliographer); Historical Society of Cheshire County (Trustee); New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association; New Hampshire Historical Society; New Hampshire Archives Group (Director); Webmaster: JaffreyHistory.org; Moderator’s Advisory Committee on Town Meeting; Jaffrey Energy Committee; Trustee of Trust Funds, Town of Jaffrey. His professional experience is extensive and he is currently serves as Coordinator, THE ANTARTIC CIRCLE, an information resource for those researching historical, cultural and bibliographical aspects of the South Polar Regions.

The MMJ Award was created by the JCC Board of Trustees to honor a dedicated public servant to the community whose commitment to civic activity reflected the values of Mrs. Johnson. Past recipients of the award includeTony Albee (2018), Carolyn Edwards (2017), Dennis Wright (2016), David Tower (2015), Caroline Hollister (2014), Joe Manning (2013), Bill Driscoll (2012), and Marc Tieger (2011).

Open Hours: M-F 10 am to 5 pm (closed 12 to 1 for lunch) and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Sundays
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.

NH Art Association Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suzanne Laurent

Public Relations Coordinator

New Hampshire Art Association

603-431-4230

nhaa.pr@gmail.com

NH Art Association Exhibition at Jaffrey Civic Center

JAFFREY – The New Hampshire Art Association has partnered with the Jaffrey Civic Center to exhibit and sell its members’ works in the Center’s Cunningham Gallery.

The show will run Sept. 11 through Oct. 14, with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The New Hampshire Art Association, based in Portsmouth, is the oldest statewide art association in New Hampshire. Founded in 1940, it is one of the oldest associations in the country.

NHAA consists of approximately 300 visual artists who are painters, printmakers, photographers, mixed media artists, and sculptors.

This association has a rich history and is thriving with active artists. The Board of Directors is poised and dedicated to providing longevity and vision.

NHAA’s mission is to connect visual artists with the public through ongoing exhibits and educational activities that encourage appreciation for contemporary culture, foster creativity, and enhance community spirit.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is a designated non-profit cultural facility, which first opened its doors in April 1966. It was funded and built by Jaffrey native and teacher, Marion Mack Johnson, a dedicated public servant, who wanted to make sure that all residents in the Monadnock region had access to cultural events.

The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center is to provide and sustain a public venue where citizens, residents and visitors of 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.

“Darkness Descending”, an acrylic by Gail Allen

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 info@jaffreyciviccenter.com  find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

July Exhibits at the Jaffrey Civic Center

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 (https://www.etsy.com/shop/OneofaKindQuiltsH94).

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 info@jaffreyciviccenter.com ,  find our website, www.jaffreyciviccenter.com, or “Like” us on Facebook.

Watercolor exhibit – Diane Kidd

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hancock artist, Diane Kidd, who will display her watercolors in an exhibit in the Auditorium Gallery from May 31 through June 28th. Diane earned a BFA degree from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) where she studied painting and printmaking with Benton Spruance and John Hathaway.  Years later, she made the switch from oils to watercolor under the tutelage of John Cook of Toledo Ohio. While living in Ohio she continued to paint and worked as a graphic artist for Tiffin University.  She founded and managed the University Gallery to nurture an interest in the arts at the University as well as in the town.  The University, in 1999, awarded her the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and renamed the Gallery for her.

    According to Ms. Kidd, “I paint what I like and hope others will share my enthusiasm.  I view the world as a series of potential paintings; always looking for that special piece of paradise. Painting is what I do.  It is my reason for being.” An Opening Reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, May 31st at 5 pm. The event 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, 1 pm to 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.

Pastel Society of NH Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is hosting a group pastel exhibit by the Pastel Society of New Hampshire beginning Sunday, June 2nd -Thursday, June 27th, 2019. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 2nd from 2 pm to 4 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Reaching Out by Chris Reid

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/

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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