Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Photo by Jeffrey Newcomer. All rights reserved

Young People’s Show

The walls of the 2nd floor Cunningham Gallery once again explode from ceiling to floor at the Jaffrey Civic Center. It’s that time of year again when we get to see the artwork of the children from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This year we have artwork from the classes taught by:

Mary Giandalone classes: Jaffrey Grade School
Sam Pikcilingis classes: JRindge Memorial School
Zelda Alibozek classes: JConant Middle School
Kerry Mitschmyer classes: JConant High School
Anna Fairbanks classes: JConant High School
Heather Stirnweis classes: JSt Patrick’s School
Amanda Bastoni classes: Jonval High School

There is guaranteed a treat for every age, so come see the talents of your fellow citizens in our area and you’ll not walk away disappointed. This show will run through Saturday, May 23

The gallery will also be open on a special evening, Founder’s Day, on May 7th beginning at 7 pm. This evening commemorates the woman, Marion Mack Johnson, who built the Jaffrey Civic Center. Musical students who represent each of the schools will perform with their voices or instruments. The evening is open to the public Admission is always FREE.


an original story and unique prints

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to present an exhibit of prints by Joyce Collier Fearnside in the first floor Display Cases until May 7. These monotype, monoprint and collagraph prints are affordably for sale as well as the small book, “Five Fantastic Frogs” in which the illustrations are found.

“Ever since my daughter walked around for hours with a wild green frog on her shoulder, I was hooked. Frogs are our environmental barometers for the well being of our planet for many millions of years. Their defenses are numerous and I like the fact that they eat copious insects. Their strong legs help the frog jump ten times its length. Other defenses also prolong their life. Their evening songs are soothing to our ears as well.”

“By age twelve, I made my first woodcut. Printmaking has become my main focus, because of its versatility by using painting, drawing, and texture. I include dry point or collagraph with monotype or monoprint to help keep the artwork new. I continue to sketch from my kayak while visiting ponds and lakes.”

“My challenge was to create a small book inspired by the artist Beatrix Potter. Growing up my family would read her little books at bedtime. Not long ago, I visited her home to see what gave her the vision to write and illustrate her little books.”

“This year I am working on another little book about bubbles at a rambling brook where creatures come to visit.”

Spring Show Many-Media Winners

The winners for the Many-Media portion of the Spring Show at the Jaffrey Civic Center are chosen by public voting during the length of the show. Left to right are winners: Joan Tierney of Wilton, New Hampshire, with her 2nd place image on bottom left, “Monadnock with Birds”, the 1st place image, center top, “Jaffrey”, by David Zerba of Croydon, New Hampshire standing at right, and the Honorable Mention image , bottom right , “Verdant Wild”, by Shannon Stirnweis of New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Photography Winners at Jaffrey Civic Center

Shirley Chodin with "Birch in Autumn's Glow

Standing on left is Shirley Chodin of Winchendon, MA, with her 1st place image, “Birch in Autumn’s Glow”, next is “After Oz”, the Honorable Mention photo by Jonathan Route of Leominster, MA, and the 2nd place image, “Waiting for Tomorrow” by Gerrit Bradley of Swampscott, MA and Jaffrey, NH.

The show was held in two portions: Photography and Multi Media, and ran from November 21 through December 20. The winners were determined by public voting and received awards from the Kana Riley Poetry and Artistic Fund.

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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