Jaffrey Civic Center

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

2016 Monadnock Arts Auction Opening Reception Silent Auction/Live Auction Preview

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Opening Reception of the 2016 Monadnock Arts Auction on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The Silent Auction portion of the show will be available for viewing at The Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd and Thursday, Feb. 4th from 11am to 7pm and on Friday, February 5th from 11am to 2pm in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery. The live Auction Preview will also be held in the ground floor Auditorium Gallery. The Silent Auction Closing Reception will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, February 5th. For more information about the Live Auction which will be held Saturday, February 6th at the Shattuck Golf Club, please contact The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce directly at 532-4549.

An Oils on Canvas Exhibit by Joanna Draugsvold

The Jaffrey Civic Center is delighted to announce an Oils on Canvas Exhibit by Joanna Draugsvold of the Winchendon School. Joanna’s show will be held from February 12th through March 12th, 20016 in the 1st floor Auditorium Gallery. Her show at the Civic Center will include portraits, landscapes and still lifes. An oil painter, sculptor, and silversmith, Joanna was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, a few miles outside of Manhattan. She spent many afternoons after school either in New York, viewing museums and galleries, or in after-school art programs. Ms. Draugsvold began teaching in the arts in 1975. She continued her education at Wesleyan University in Connecticut to complete a degree of Masters of Liberal Studies with a major in fine arts in 1981. Since the early ‘80s, Ms. Draugsvold has shown the body of her work in a variety of forums, including one woman shows at the Katherine Brush Library Gallery in Windsor, Ct (1981), Noble and Greenough School (1990), and The Emily Landau Center for the Arts in Ashburnham, MA (2003). Ms. Draugsvold also exhibits individual paintings in New England art shows, including The Copley Society’s Member Show and The Fitchburg Art Museum’s Regional Artist’s Show (where she was awarded honorable mention for her painting, Cinque Terre, Italy in 2003), as well as in The Nashua Chamber of Commerce Art Show (spring 2007), The Greater Gardner Art Association (fall 2007), The Westminster Circle of Artists’ Show and The Petersham Regional Art Show (both in the fall of 2008).

Ms. Draugsvold taught fine arts at Cushing Academy, retiring in the spring of 2006 to open her own art studio in Winchendon. In 2008, she was appointed Director of Creative Programs, at the Winchendon School teaching fine arts, sculpture, and portfolio art, as well as English and American History. For more information about Joanna’s work, please check out her website at: www.draugsvold.com

“I just paint what moves me, no themes at all. My guide is beauty and color.” --- Joanna Draugsvold


An Exhibit on Shelter Cats

Ursula, Grayson, Brian, and Amanda by Amy Stodola

The Jaffrey Civic Center proudly presents An Exhibit on Shelter Cats by Amy Stodola. The exhibit will run from February 12 - March 10, 2016 in the ground floor Display Cases. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, February 19th from 5-7pm.

Amy has been painting since 2001. In 2008 she started volunteering at the Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption in Jaffrey. The following year, she began painting the shelter cats, in oil on canvas, from photographs. To date, she has painted portraits of over ninety of the kitties, plus several pets.

“I hope that seeing these portraits will inspire others to visit and support the shelter.” --- Amy Stodola

Call of Entry

The call of entry form for the Spring Show can be found here.

Jaffrey Civic Center Director honored for years of service

At a recent gathering, recently retired Executive Director Dion Owens was honored for her many years of service to the Jaffrey Civic Center. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Bill Driscoll presented Dion with a plaque naming the upstairs classroom the Dion Owens Studio. She was presented with a framed copy of a panel from the Fifth Mural for the Park Theater. Dion painted an image of the Center’s founder, Marion Mack Johnson, to be included in the mural. The Jaffrey Historical Society also recognized Dion for being their ambassador and an ever present help to the Society.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is having a Lego Drive

Did you know that Lego is the most popular toy ever made? The problem is that it is not recyclable. L Rather than storing it in your attic or sending it to the landfill, beginning in December, you can donate it to The Jaffrey Civic Center. We are collecting gently used Lego so that we can sort and prepare for redistribution. We will be looking for student volunteers to help with this project. Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information.

Tuesdays with Bridge

Attention men and women… Tuesdays and Thursdays 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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