Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
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The Way We See It

A Collaborative exhibit showcasing the works of

Lone Mountain Artists

“- The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
- Thoreau

The Jaffrey Civic Center proudly presents the painting exhibit by the Lone Mountain Artists beginning on Friday, September 11 and running through Saturday, October 2 in the second floor Cunningham Gallery. The talented artists comprising this group are: Donna Allen, Evelien Bachrach-Seeger, Judy Badot, Carole Anne Centre, Phyllis Clark, Toni Garland, Diane Gibbone, Gundy Khouw, Rita Klug, Mia Mead and Martine Villalard-Bohnsack.

For nearly 9 years now, Lone Mountain Artists have found new ways to explore how they see the natural world. This exhibition represents their full range of styles and mediums. It reveals the scope of achievement of each individual artist and reflects their particular interest in various subject matter. For the first time in 2015, this exhibit brings together their current work reflecting “The Way We See It”. For more information about this wonderful group, contact www.lonemountainartists.com.

Sibling View: Two Point Perspective

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce a unique painting exhibit. This show will begin in the first floor Auditorium Gallery with an opening to the public on Sunday, September 6 from 3:30 to 5:30, and run through Saturday, September 26.

The neighborhood is the Monadnock Region; the siblings are Jane Cecil Howard of Sharon, NH and Moffitt Cecil of Austin, Texas. Jane studied at the Arts Students' League in NYC before moving to NH where she later taught French at Conant High School. Moffitt studied art and painted in San Francisco and Boston before settling in NYC where he worked in graphic arts. The oils represent nine summers of painting in this area---often the same image or scene. Viewed together one can see the individual painter's sensibilities and priorities: what to paint and how to paint. The similarity of place or image highlights the difference found by each painter. The works beautifully represent two related but distinct views. Two siblings, four eyes, two styles.

“Upstairs, Downstairs” Cellist & Painter, Opera Singer & Pianist

You are invited to attend an afternoon at the Jaffrey Civic Center and enjoy the fine art talents of a painter, a cellist, an opera singer and a pianist playing and inspiring while you sip wines and refreshments and taste lovely foods.

On Sunday, September 20 you’ll begin at 2 and hear the inspiration of artist Mia Mead, followed by passionate Bach selections from cellist Sarah Frieburg, the magnificent choices of arias and songs by opera singer Jazimina MacNeil accompanied on piano by the amazingly talented Virginia Eskin until 4:30 pm.

For more information and to register, please RSVP jaffreycntr@aol.com or 603-532-6527 by Sunday, September 13. The cost is $45 per person. Checks payable to Jaffrey Civic Center. MC & VISA are accepted.

Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award Ceremony

The public is invited to attend an evening’s event at the Jaffrey Civic Center to honor David Tower, the fifth recipient of the annual award.

David is a native of Fitchburg, MA and a prominent Rindge resident since the early 1960’s. He is a Founding Partner of Tower, Crocker and Smith in Jaffrey. He is one of the longest serving Town moderators in the state of New Hampshire. He is a co-founder and first President of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, former Chairman of the Rindge Planning Board and former member of the Rindge School Board. He presently serves as a Director of The Park Theatre. And is a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Monadnock Community Hospital.

Past recipients have been Marc Tieger (2011), Bill Driscoll (2012), Joe Manning (2013) and Caroline Hollister (2014).

The Jaffrey Civic Center has instituted the Marion Mack Johnson Civic Leadership Award as a way to honor the commitment of citizens who have worked tirelessly for civic goals.

It was Mrs. Johnson who built the Center forty-nine years ago.

The Mission of the Center is to provide and sustain 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. To register to attend, either e-mail: jaffreycntr@aol.com or call 532-6527. Donation for this event is $10.

Watercolor Workshop with Kevin Dadoly

This Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to host a workshop with Kevin Dadoly teaching watercolor in the second floor classroom on Saturday, September 19th from 10-4pm. The cost is $100.

Join watercolor artist Kevin Dadoly for an exciting day of painting! This is a great workshop for both the beginning student as well as the experienced artist, as Kevin walks you through several different watercolor paintings! This one day workshop starts off with great warm up studies, followed by more and more interesting and challenging exercises. Kevin’s good humor and positive attitude make the workshop both informative and fun. The workshop paintings will cover several different elements of watercolor, such as values, composition, glazing, and so much more! Come and enjoy a refreshing day of painting! Bring a lunch, a sense of humor and for suggested list of supplies visit KEVINDADOLY.COM.

Kevin Dadoly is an accomplished artist and innovative art instructor. His approach to painting and teaching brings together his creative energy, his extraordinary use of color, and a complete understanding of composition. His talent and personality are artfully interpreted on the canvas giving the viewers an inspirational and colorful experience whether it is a watercolor or oil.

He does not see color like we do, as Dadoly is colorblind. Instead, he intuitively feels and intimately knows the meaning of color, having studied color values with great intensity and having mastered the colors of the palette. Kevin believes that being colorblind has its advantages. "While I might not know what color something is, I understand the light or darkness of the color, in other words, I understand the values. I need someone to tell me the color and then I know how to mix it and apply it to the correct value. So in many ways being colorblind can be very helpful. The biggest problem is when I paint alone. There are more shades of green than any other color and for some reason, when I paint alone everything I mix ends up green! This is why I became a glaze painter. I apply one color, let it dry and then apply another color to it thereby changing and managing the color without losing track of what I am trying to achieve. I lean heavily on the science of color and maintain a full working knowledge of the color wheel. I use a systematic way of organizing and mixing colors in order to achieve the values that are critical to my paintings."

Water Soluble Oil Painting Classes by Betty Glass

Betty Glass is offering a 7 week painting class using water soluble oils at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Wednesday, November 4 and running through December 17 from 1-4 pm. (Bring a snack!) This class is open to any level painter, and encourages all to enjoy the process. The emphasis of subject matter will be with still lifes and landscapes. Betty has been a painting teacher in watercolors, oils and now her favorite passion, water soluble oils for more years than she wishes to share, but it’s easily over 39. Call 532-6527 or e-mail at jaffreycntr@aol.com to register. The cost is $30 a class. There will be a minimum of 4 students for this to run, so please sign up early and get the materials list.

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.

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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