Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
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Barbara Danser: Visions and Reflections, A Retrospective Exhibition

"Hidden Cove", Pastel by Barbara Danser
"Spirit Wind", Bronze Relief by Barbara Danser

An exhibition of Barbara Danser’s paintings, sculptures and glass art opens on Friday, August 7, in the Cunningham Galleries at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St, Jaffrey. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, August 7, from 5 – 7pm.

The exhibition is titled Barbara Danser: Visions and Reflections, and it is a retrospective of her work. Artworks include paintings in four different media, sculpture in bronze, steel and ceramic and panels of fused glass. Barbara enjoys working in a variety of media and in both realistic and contemporary styles. Her art focuses on the joyful energy of life in nature and on the continuum of time: beginnings and endings, rejuvenation, connections between Earth and Universe and the mystery of spirit.

Barbara is an instructor for the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Campus, and at the Currier Museum Art Center. She teaches Abstract Painting, Abstracting the Landscape Painting and Creative Expression Through Words and Paint. She conducts plein air painting workshops in the landscape, in the Monadnock region and in New Mexico. Barbara enjoys writing one-act plays and is a member of the Monadnock Writers Group.

This exhibition runs through September 5. Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center at 532-6527 for exhibition hours.


Boston’s Best - Harvard Art Museums, City Tour & French Bistro Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The day begins with a guided bus tour of Cambridge. Our guide will show us the Longfellow House where George and Martha Washington also lived, we’ll find Julia Child’s favorite spots, learn about its historic architecture and hear many unknown stories of Boston. Our luncheon will be at the Petit Robert Bistro.

Next, we visit the Harvard Art Museums. Harvard had a $350 million renovation and expansion to the museums. A 40% increase in gallery space will allow substantially more of Harvard’s 250,000 piece collection, one of the country’s largest, to go on public display.

For more infomation, download the flyer here.


Follow Me to the High-Plateaus of Himalaya, and the Corners of Central Park

Bathesda at Night

The Jaffrey Civic Center is very pleased to announce a photography exhibit by Hue Way He of New York City in the first floor Auditorium Gallery beginning on Friday, August 7 and running until Saturday, August 29.

A violin playing kid;
An engineering student;
An advertising creative;
and finally,
A photographer!

“I try to capture the serene, and to a degree, surreal moments of our lives and environment. My subjects are mostly the cityscapes of New York City and landscapes of China, Tibet and Nepal. I intentionally display them side-by-side to highlight the contrast between two equally beautiful environs: one developed, civilized, mechanized; the other, natural, wild, elemental.

All my works are photographed, processed, printed and finished by myself.”


Jaffrey Historical Society to Feature The Park Theater in Month-Long Exhibit

Romolo Vanni, circa 1950, in front of his general store and The Park Theatre.
Mount Monadnock, one of four WPA murals commissioned for the Park Theatre depicting Mt. Monadnock as seen from Jaffrey in the summer.

The historic exhibit on The Park Theatre opens with a Reception on Friday, July 31 from 5 to 7 pm at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Main Street in Jaffrey. The exhibit is another in a series of unique historical presentations by the Jaffrey Historical Society. The public is invited to attend the Opening Presentation on July 31 which will include a video presentation, the Theatre model and a display of the original facility, the four WPA murals, along with the contemporary mural-mosaic and architectural plans for the future building.

The Park Theatre, first opened in 1922, was the creation of Italian immigrant Romolo Vanni. He expanded it once in 1935, renovated it completely in 1941 and reopened it as the “New Park Theatre”. The Theatre, featuring vaudeville and films, was a lively gathering spot for the town and a center of community life for more than 50 years. After Vanni’s death in 1954, the Theatre changed hands several times, finally going dark in 1976. Rediscovered in 2002, it has been the subject of a community-wide effort to rebuild and reopen it as a film and performing arts theater for the community and the region.

The historic exhibit will feature early photos of the Vanni family and downtown Jaffrey, Theatre artifacts, season programs, reproductions of the four WPA murals of Mount Monadnock, commissioned in 1941 by Vanni, and the 2009 mural-mosaic created by 120 artists throughout New England. Visitors will also get a preview of the Theatre’s upcoming reconstruction as a state-of-the-art facility presenting plays, children’s productions, concerts, movies, dinner theatre, “pop” concerts, touring companies and regional performing artists, as well as providing meeting and performance space for community, civic and school groups.

The Park Theatre is currently presenting its 9th Annual Movie Season with free movies every Thursday night at the Jaffrey Woman’s Club. Once a month, movies will be shown at La Mia Casa Pizzeria in Peterborough. Visit www.theparktheatre.org for schedules and details.


Tuesdays with Bridge

Attention men and women… Tuesdays at 12:30, the Jaffrey Bridge group will welcome beginner and seasoned players to join. The group meets in the first floor Auditorium Gallery each week. There is no limit for enrollment and no cost.

No competition, just FUN!

Call the Center to sign up now.


The Jaffrey Civic Center Partners with TD Bank Affinity Program

The Jaffrey Civic Center recently received a cash contribution from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, through the bank’s Affinity Membership Program.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to work with TD Bank in this program for a second year. The Center is a beautiful building, which has become integral for many school and community organizations to meet. The Affinity Program is helping fund structural upkeep and replacement projects, such as a much needed entire second floor ceiling replacement, interiors of all windows painted, and an installation of a new furnace.

TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program helps non-profit organizations raise money by receiving an annual cash contribution from TD Bank based upon the participation of qualified member accounts.

For more information about TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program or to find a store near you, call 888-751-9000.

The Civic Center provides and maintains a public venue where citizens 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.

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