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A History of Love

A History of Love

The Jaffrey Civic Center and the Jaffrey Historical Society join forces to display antique and historic valentines from area collections. Each is beautiful and unique, and some have been cared for so well that they look brand-new! The historical context of the valentines gives them an extra level of meaning. During a time of COVID cloistering and dark winter days, come and enjoy a very safe walk-through exhibit at the Center. The show begins January 30 and runs through February 27, 2021.

Executive Director Search

Executive Director Search

The Jaffrey Civic Center, in Jaffrey, NH, seeks a dynamic professional to serve as its full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director has a tremendous opportunity to help take this much-beloved institution to the next level, fulfilling its mission as a center for arts and culture in the Monadnock region. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board, volunteers and others in the community to create and promote programming in the arts and culture, to partner with other entities on joint programs, and to collaborate with the Jaffrey Historical Society, a separate entity housed within the Jaffrey Civic Center. Preferred skills include fundraising and volunteer management, facility management, organizational and financial abilities and an understanding of non-profits and the arts. The salary range is $45,000 – $50,000, and some benefits will be offered in addition to the salary. For more information on applying and the full job description here.

Happy Holidays

The Jaffrey Civic Center wishes you a wonderful holiday season. We welcome visitors for our normal hours through December 18, including Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving week. Absorbing beautiful art is the best way to counter COVID fatigue!

2020 Annual Fall Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center seeks artists to display up to two works of their art at its annual Fall Art Exhibit: Friday, Nov. 20–Friday, Dec 18, 2020. For more information, please contact the Center at Info@JaffreyCIvicCenter.com, or call 603-532-6527.

The Jaffrey Civic Center galleries, classroom and conference spaces are handicapped-accessible. A ramp off of the back parking lot is available for individuals unable to climb stairs, as is a lift that runs between the first and second floors. The basement, which houses the Jaffrey Historical Society, is not currently handicapped-accessible.

ATTENTION ARTISTS:

The entry fee is $25 per person, maximum 2 entries. (Checks payable to Jaffrey Civic Center).  All paintings/photographs need to be framed and ready to hang with a wire.  Sales commission is 30%. Artists may also submit non-hanging pieces for the floor portfolio.

There will be a People’s Choice voting for both photography and multi-media divisions. First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention will be awarded upon the end of the show as a result of the PUBLIC attendance voting.

Please Note: There will be no formal opening reception due to COVID-19, and the Center will be following NH and CDC guidelines for safety. Masks will be required to enter the building.

Deadline for application:        November 6th

Artwork Drop off:        November 17 and 18 12-5, unless other arrangements are made

Pick up:                       December 19th or 20th or after the holidays

Admission is FREE.   If you have any questions, please call (532-6527) or e-mail at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. You can find out more information about the Center at our website: www.jaffreyciviccenter.com.

Please print and fill out this form to submit an entry.

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.

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