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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.

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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.

Mixed Media Exhibit – Susie Choate

Local resident and artist, Susie Choate will exhibit her mixed media artwork in the Display Case Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center from March 22 to April 19. Susie specializes in colored pencil, water soluble oils and Pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs). Her paintings and pencil-works can be seen throughout the year at various shows and auctions, and her Pysanky work has been recognized in area newspapers, as well as local and international magazines.  Her goal is to never stop learning and creating. There will be an Opening Reception for Susie’s work on Saturday, March 23, from 5 pm to 7 pm. 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 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,

Colored pencil work by Susie Choate

A concert with Virginia Eskin

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Jaffrey Civic Center will host a March concert with Virginia Eskin, who will perform the works of Amy Beach and Florence Price. The performance will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Auditorium Gallery.

A native of San Diego, California, Virginia Eskin has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, throughout the United States and Europe.

She studied in London with Gina Bachauer and Dame Myra Hess and developed a strong interest in Spanish music during a four-year appointment at the International Institute in Madrid, 1983-1987.  In 2007, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Edward MacDowell’s death, Ms. Eskin performed his Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Hampshire Philharmonic and with Boston’s Civic Symphony at Jordon Hall. She has continued her lengthy collaboration with the Portland String Quartet, with whom she performed the Amy Beach Quintet to open their 2008-09 season. In 2009 she premiered Vítezslava Kaprálová ‘s “Partita” with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Jordan Hall and performed Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 3 and No. 5 with the Boston Civic Symphony.  Recent performances include a recital tour of Croatia (June 2014), a presentation of works by African American women composers at Boston University (March 2014), a recital at the U.S. embassy in Madrid (January 2014), performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, with the Augusta (Maine) Symphony (April 2013). Virginia is adjunct professor music at Keene State College, which in 2009 awarded her an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in recognition recognize her contributions to women’s music.

Tickets for the concert are $25 and can be purchased via the website or at the JCC. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

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The 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,

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Public Call-of-Entry Jaffrey Civic Center-Annual Spring Art Exhibit

Call of Entry for JCC Annual Spring Art Exhibit

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 media including but not limited to: photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, glassworks, paperworks, pottery pieces, woodwork and other 3D disciplines. The show will run from Friday, March 22 through Friday, April 19th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 23 from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. The deadlines to drop off artwork: Monday, March 9th through Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

Entry forms 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.

 

Peoples Choice Award

Congratulation to the winners of the Jaffrey Civic Center’s Annual Fall Art Exhibit “People’s Choice Awards”. Twice a year, the Jaffrey Civic Center hosts a public art exhibit which is open to anyone who would like to exhibit two pieces of their artwork. The cost is $25 to be in the show. While not a juried exhibit, the “winners” are voted on by the public. The winners from our Fall exhibit are: 1st place: Amber Martin’s Untitled acrylic, 2nd place: Donald Wilson’s, “The Dory” and Honorable Mention: Carole Beckwith’s “Monadnock Afternoon”. The exhibit and the Opening Reception are 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 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.

 (Below, Amber Martin’s 1st place entry, Untitled watercolor.)

A DICKENS CHRISTMAS AT THE JCC

Join the Jaffrey Civic Center for a very special fundraiser, A Dickens Christmas”, Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 5 pm. Arrive at the Civic Center where the heavenly voices of festively attired Victorian carolers will greet you at the door, attend a special presentation of Project Shakespeare’s “A Christmas Carol”, and feast on a traditional Victorian era dinner with roast turkey, plum pudding and authentic fare from the era of Dicken’s. Adults can enjoy a nice glass of Smoking Bishop. Live piano music in the background will be provided courtesy of Louise and Bernie Watson. Tickets can be purchased on the homepage of our website at www.Jaffreyciviccenter.com or at the Civic Center. Ticket prices are Adults: $50 and Children (under 10): $35. (Purchase your tickets by Dec. 8th and receive 20% off the price). Limited seating available. Proceeds will directly benefit the Jaffrey Civic Center and Project Shakespeare.

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.

2018 Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award Ceremony

The public is invited to attend a reception at the Jaffrey Civic Center to honor Tonya Albee, the 7th recipient of the 2018 annual award. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 5 pm in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be light appetizers and refreshments. Tonya Albee is a Wolfeboro, NH native with a lifetime of service and entrepreneurship spanning 40+ years. Educated in Massachusetts, she has 2 B.A degrees and many professional designations and recognitions. Albee is the of Owner/Broker of Group ONE Realty, Inc. Her firm specializes in new home sales and has sold thousands of homes throughout New Hampshire. She was recently awarded the 2018 “Good Neighbor Award” from the New Hampshire Association of Realtors for her efforts in the summer Rotary Best Camp program. For the past 15 years, Albee has served on boards for the Jaffrey/Rindge Rotary, Cathedral of the Pines, and as an Incorporator of Monadnock Family Services. She has been involved in a number of community efforts and has spearheaded and chaired the Camp Quest (now Best) program at Franklin Pierce University, which provides a summer enrichment program to middle school students in the Jaffrey Rindge School District. Tonya is a member of the Monadnock Garden Club, enjoys oil painting, tennis, gardening and this community. The Jaffrey Civic Center instituted the Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award as a way to honor and recognize the commitment of area residents who have worked tirelessly for civic goals. Marion Mack Johnson was the founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. Past recipients of the award have been Marc Tieger (2011), Bill Driscoll (2012), Joe Manning (2013), Caroline Hollister (2014), David Tower (2015), Dennis Wright (2016), and Carolyn Edwards (2017). The suggested donation for this event is $10. We hope you can join us.

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.

Ann-marie LaBollita to exhibit mixed media show at Jaffrey Civic Center

Ashby, Massachusetts artist and teacher, Ann-marie LaBollita will exhibit a mixed media show in the Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center from Oct. 19 to November 16. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Ann-marie has a BFA in painting and an MFA in studio teaching. She has been teaching since 1990 in public school, museums, and in her home-based studio. Her creative endeavors include: drawing, painting and printmaking, fabric arts, bookmaking, knitting and felting. 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.

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