Celebrate Vintage Americana
Rust Buckets and Tin Cans
Alicia Drakiotes of Marlborough, NH, Louise Parmenter-Hammerman of Westminster, MA, and Brad Willard of Ashburnham, MA, capture the mechanical horse with an exciting exhibition honoring one aspect of Vintage Americana, the Iron Horse May 31- June 29 in the Auditorium Gallery (first floor) at the Jaffrey Civic Center.
Works in Photography, Acrylics, Oils and Pastels on this subject will be presented for your enjoyment. Please join the artists for an opening reception Friday, May 31st 5-7 PM.
Paintings & Photographs of Greenfield Couple
Elizabeth and Maurice Landry will show their paintings and photographs in the first floor Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday, May 31 and running through Thursday, June 27.
Maurice is a native of New Hampshire. He served in the U.S. Military and returned to the Monadnock region 16 years ago. While in the service, he found that traveling and moving provided him many photographic opportunities. Alaska and across the pond to Germany and France introduced to him a greater variety of images. His pursuit of photography began in grade school where even as a child he enjoyed both the technical nature of photography along with the artful composition of the elements. Some of the images you will see in this show from Maurice are those which he experimented with unique lighting techniques using landscapes, architecture, florals and colors.
Elizabeth was fortunate enough to grow up in a creative household. There was a box of art and craft supplies that as a child she had access to so she could create… and that is when the seeds of creativity were planted. In the 1980’s she and her husband were living in Las Vegas, Nevada, courtesy of the United States Air Force. It was there that she learned the art form of Tole Painting (decorative painting) and took drawing classes at the Nellis AFB Arts and Crafts Center. Elizabeth enjoys working in many mediums, and her favorite subjects, as you will see, are animals… both barnyard and domestic.
Howard Hill Watercolors
Jaffrey watercolorist Howard Hill is celebrating 25 years as a professional artist with an exhibition of New England Watercolors in the 2nd floor Cunningham Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH.
The Opening Reception will be Friday, May 31st from 5-7 pm. and the exhibit will continue through June 22, 2013.
Hill, 81, is an award-winning watercolor artist and teacher, whose paintings and museum quality prints are in public and private collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe. This show will hold nearly fifty of his original works, more than a dozen new paintings were created just for this exhibit. His subject matter primarily are New England scenes including seascapes, landscapes and familiar architectural scapes.
The Language of Joy: Discovering Your Heart's True Desire
Class offered by Martha Dawson
The Jaffrey Civic Center will host a six week class, The Language of Joy: Discovering Your Heart's True Desire with Martha Dawson on Wednesdays, starting May 22 thru June 26 from 7-9 pm.
There are many massive energy shifts taking place right now, and one of the largest is the shift from living from the head to living from the Heart. It is one of the next steps in human evolution, and it is filled with joy!
One of the most potent languages of the Heart is expressed through our passions and interests. This class is designed to facilitate the remembering of this language and to learn to discern an authentic Heart Desire (one that serves our Life Intention) from desires based on external sources that are actually obligations and whims that find their origins in ego.
Through interactive activities such as creating a Book of Delights, making an authentic Bucket List, journaling, card reading, and designing a customized daily routine that nurtures your Heart connection, you will learn what your true Heart Desires are, recognize and release old thought and belief patterns that block you from experiencing them, and make a plan for manifesting them in your life.
Space is limited. Please email Martha or call her at 603.593.2316 for more info or to register.
Payment arrangement options: You may pay $120 upfront for the 6 evenings or pay $20. each evening with the understanding that you are responsible for all 6 evenings whether you attend or not. The weekly payment is offered to aid those who would find it challenging to pay the full amount upfront and would like to take the class.
"The Sweet Light"
Photographs by Michael Miller
The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to present the photographs by Michael Miller in the 1st floor Display Cases until May 30.
Photography work has come naturally to me since I was young boy, it has been a channel of peace. I had a neighbor who was a portrait photographer and was always looking at his work and checking out his darkroom. It was magic! I started out being the family photographer taking snapshots on vacations and various events. It was what I could offer in place of my not so good scholastic achievements.
I had a camera near me since I was a teenager and when I went to college, I majored in photojournalism. I ended up with a family and put the photography career away until recently. The digital camera system became similar to the 35 mm film camera and at a price one could afford. I couldn't resist, and that has made all the difference! It energizes me, like taking an elixir from the fountain of youth.
I have spent most of my adult life in the building trades, making my income, using tools to create and repair. In these past decades, I have taken on photography very passionately, as it has become another limb on my body. I have been able to express my sensitivities looking thru the viewfinder. I find order and beauty combining with composition and light, and, the image is captured. I love the first light in the morning and the last light of the day. We call this light the sweet light, the golden time, the most dynamic time of the day. Shadows and color are strong and deep: the personification of beauty.
I am calling this exhibit "The Sweet Light" as the majority of these images are taken at the two extremes of the daylight. I hope that folks will enjoy them as much as I do!
Civic Center Receives Check From TD Bank
Tammy Griffin, Manager of TD Bank in Jaffrey, NH, is shown at left handing a check to Joe Manning, representative of The Jaffrey Civic Center, for the Center’s active role in TD Bank’s Affinity Program.
The Civic Center enrolled many friends in the bank program that determines the amount available to an annual charitable donation program.
Mr. Manning noted that during the past winter it was necessary to install a new furnace, fuel tanks and heating system in the Civic Center Main Street building. He stated the Civic Center’s gratitude for helping with that unforeseen expense.