Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
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Ashley Hall-Young Artist Spotlight Exhibit at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is very pleased to announce the second exhibit in a series showcasing the work of local young artists under the age of 30. Greenfield artist, Ashley Hall will be exhibiting at the Civic Center from Thursday, April 14th through May 28th in the ground floor display cases. The Opening Reception for her show titled: Foundations: A Journey to Finding Myself, will be held on Thursday, April 14th from 5-7 pm in the upstairs Cunningham gallery. A mixed media exhibit, Hall uses primarily two dimensional media such as pastel oils, acrylic and charcoals.

“Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have always found a way to incorporate it in my life no matter how busy I have been. I am a mother to the most beautiful little girls and they inspire me daily with their curiosity and incredible personalities. I am also a registered nurse and am one of the few people in the workforce who can honestly say I love what I do. I tend to draw most of my inspiration from nature as I love being outdoors. For me, art is an escape, where I can get lost and forget about any real world stress that I may be experiencing. I absolutely cannot imagine life without it.” -- Ashley Hall


Adult Pottery Class at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce that local artist, Shana Brautigam of “Rooted in Clay” will be offering a Hand-building Pottery Class for Adults beginning Tuesday, April 26th. There will be a total of 4 classes (4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24) which will be held Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon in the upstairs art classroom of the Jaffrey Civic Center with the final class to be held in Rindge at Rooted in Clay studio. Students will learn to pinch, stretch, roll, coil, and hand-sculpt the clay into many different shaped pots. Surface design will be explored through the use of stamps and natural textures to imprint into the clay. Students will have the opportunity to make bowls, mugs, vases, and pots with lids. This class is great for beginners, or those who have had experience with clay. Materials will be provided by the instructor. The cost is $120. Space is limited to 12 students. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 22. Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information or to sign up, call us at 532-6527 or via email: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Shana Brautigam owns and operates “Rooted in Clay” pottery studio in Rindge. She has been creating pots there and teaching classes since 2003. Shana specializes in hand-built, wood-fired pottery. She often uses leaves, ferns, and tree bark to press into the clay, creating beautiful, nature inspired, one of a kind pieces. Shana creates a variety of functional work, including mugs, bowls, teapots, vases, etc. She also makes clay instruments, such as horns, ocarinas (whistles), didgeridoos, and xylophones. Shana teaches a number of pottery making classes at her studio in Rindge, and sometimes goes into school to lead special artist residency programs. Her pottery is available locally at Hannah Grimes in Keene and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough. To see more of Shana’s work, please check out her website at: http://rootedinclay.com/ or on Facebook.


Jaffrey Civic Center Hosts Jaffrey-Rindge Children’s Art Show

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that once again we will be hosting the Annual Young Person’s Show which showcases the artwork of Jaffrey and Rindge children from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, we will have artwork from Jaffrey Grade School, Rindge Memorial School, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School. The exhibit will be held in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery and opens Friday, April 22 and runs through May 21.

The Opening Reception for this show will be held on a special evening, Founder’s Day, on Thursday, May 12th beginning at 7 pm in The Auditorium Gallery. This evening commemorates both, Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center and the 50th Anniversary of The Jaffrey Civic Center. The evening begins with student musical performances from the Jaffrey Rindge Middle School, Rindge Memorial School , and the Drama Club from Conant High School. We hope you can come celebrate with us on this very special evening. As always, the reception is open to the public and admission is always FREE.


Children’s Classes April Vacation Week at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce some classes for school age children during April vacation week.

Local Rindge artist, Shana Brautigam of “Rooted in Clay” will be offering a Hand-building Pottery Class for children ages 5-14 during April School Vacation week. The class will be held Monday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 20th from 10:30 to 12 noon in the upstairs art classroom of the Jaffrey Civic Center. Materials will be provided by the instructor. The cost is $42. Space is limited to 12 students. Shana Brautigam owns and operates “Rooted in Clay” pottery studio in Rindge. She has been creating pots there and teaching classes since 2003. Shana specializes in hand-built, wood-fired pottery. She often uses leaves, ferns, and tree bark to press into the clay, creating beautiful, nature inspired, one of a kind pieces. Shana creates a variety of functional work, including mugs, bowls, teapots, vases, etc. She also makes clay instruments, such as horns, ocarinas (whistles), didgeridoos, and xylophones. Shana teaches a number of pottery making classes at her studio in Rindge, and sometimes goes into school to lead special artist residency programs. Her pottery is available locally at Hannah Grimes in Keene and the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough. To see more of Shana’s work, please check out her website at: http://rootedinclay.com/ or on Facebook.

On Tuesday April 19 & Thursday April 21 from 11 am-2 pm, Paula Brisbois will host a Strong Girl’s Yoga Program for girls ranging from ages 10-14. The program will consist of a basic yoga practice, brown bag lunch (byo) and crafts. The fee for this program will be $55. There will be a minimum of 4 participants for this program to run and a maximum of 12. Participants should bring a yoga mat, water, and lunch. Paula Brisbois is a native of Ashburnham MA. She has had a love of yoga for many years and attended the Frog Pond Yoga Teacher Training program in Princeton MA in 2005. She has also had training through Childlight Yoga of Dover NH. She currently is an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system and has been teaching an afterschool yoga program.

The deadline to register for either class is Wednesday, April 13th. (Register by Monday, April 11 and receive $10 off the class!) Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information about the classes, or to sign up, call us at 532-6527 or via email: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.

Pastel Workshop by Chris Reid

Saturday, April 23rd from 10 am – 4 pm with lunch break and Sunday, April 24th, from 12 to 4 pm. $125.00 (fee includes both days). The Class is limited to 7

Chris will teach a studio class working from still life. Emphasis is on process and simplifying this process using light and dark then warm and cool color applications. For more information about the class focus, please contact Chris at 532-7902.

For a bio of Chris Reid and more information about her work, please check out her website at: http://www.chrisreidstudio.com


Strong Girls Yoga Program

Tuesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 21st
11 am to 2 pm
$55 (fee includes both days)


Micella Carla Statuto

Eclectic -A Retrospective Exhibition

Fractured by Micella Carla Statuto

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce a Young Artist Spotlight exhibit which will showcase the work of local young artists under the age of 30. The debut exhibit of Micella Carla Statuto, will include her mixed media work titled, Eclectic- A Retrospective Exhibition in the first floor Display Cases beginning March 11th through April 7th. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 11th from 5pm to 7 pm. A native of Peterborough, Micella graduated with a BA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she hungrily delved into every facet of art, from painting to welding. As the daughter of a physician, the study of human anatomy highly influences her surrealist pieces, in particular. She is a self-taught jeweler, and is currently pursuing a career as a professional art teacher. She recently completed an internship at the Jaffrey Rindge Middle School where she was an Art teacher intern. In addition, her jewelry can be found locally at Alice Blue in Peterborough.

Statuto breaks through boundaries and challenges conventional thinking and ideas with each interesting and dynamic piece, and her need to convey a vast array of profound and sometimes uncomfortable emotions is what truly drives her work. Her passion for artistic expression in nearly all mediums stems from her innate desire to visually communicate with a diverse audience, while positively impacting others.


Jaffrey Civic Center elects Board Members and Incorporators for 2016

The Annual Meeting of the Jaffrey Civic Center was held on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at the Civic Center.

Leaving the Board after many years of dedicated service include Board President Lee S. Sawyer, Stephanie Minteer and Bruce Edwards, all of whom will remain active as Incorporators for 2016. Newly elected Board members include: Karen Ayers, Ramona Johnson and William Schofield. Re-elected to the Board were William M. Driscoll, David Lang, John Sepe and Peggy Ueda. Stepping down as Incorporators are Valerie Atkins and Cindy Foley and newly elected Incorporators are: Tom Doane, Paula Guhse and Sadie Halliday.

The Annual Meeting takes place every February and provides a review of the art exhibits, classes, special events and public uses of the center over the course of the year as well as the official voting in of new Board members and Incorporators for the year.


Annual Spring Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is looking forward to celebrating Spring with the Opening Reception of the Annual Spring Art Exhibit, which will be held on Friday, March 18th from 5-7 pm. The second floor Cunningham Gallery will host mixed media selections of art and the 1st floor Auditorium Gallery will house photographs. The public is welcome to attend. Enjoy the art, and vote for both your favorite photo and mixed media. Thanks to The Kana Riley Fund, there will be $50 given to the first, and $25 to the second place winners in both categories. There will also be Honorable Mention awards. The show will run through April 16th, 2016.

*If you are an artist and would like to submit work for the show, the deadline is Saturday, March 12th, 2016.*


Water Soluble Oil Painting Classes by Betty Glass

Betty Glass is currently teaching an ongoing painting class using water soluble oils at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesdays from 12 to 3pm. (Bring a snack!) This class is open to any level painter, and encourages all to enjoy the process. The class will continue throughout the year (with a break in April).The emphasis of subject matter will be with still life and landscapes. Call 532-6527 or e-mail at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com to register. The cost is $30 a class.

Bio

Betty was a full-time art teacher in Virginia for over 20 years and moved to New Hampshire 17 years ago. She has a degree in Art Education from the University of North Carolina. She loves the coastline but is also attracted to the natural beauty of the mountains and the forests. Betty has been a painting teacher in watercolors, oils and now her favorite passion is water soluble oils.


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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