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“Little Bits of Beauty”
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      The Jaffrey Civic Center is thrilled to announce that it is hosting an exhibition of the work of Kimberley Miller & James Ferguson. Titled “Little Bits of Beauty” the show which will take place in the display case exhibition area, will feature small scale paintings and sculptures by the artists.

      Miniature paintings capture the beauty and essence of nature while the sculptures take the discarded elements of nature and fuse them together to mirror our modern humanity. We experience nature but we are also part of nature. 

      Kimberley Miller & James Ferguson are two sides of the same coin. Kimberley’s miniature paintings seek to capture her experiences walking through the New Hampshire woods & landscapes. She experiments with both a literal interpretation of what is seen and more abstract interpretations of what is felt through the color & brushstrokes.

      James uses sculptures to show that nature is experiencing humanity. The discarded wooden scraps are shaped into what he sees in modern society. Some of these scraps saved from being incinerated are from exotic tree types that may, someday, be gone. James wishes to capture them and hold them dear for memory. 

      There will be a opening reception June 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 period and the exhibit will be available for viewing until July 15th. Come by the Jaffrey Civic Center during its open hours Wednesday through Friday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM or Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

      The Jaffrey Civic Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural facility founded in 1966. The Center’s mission is to provide and sustain a public venue where citizens and residents of the Monadnock region, as well as visitors to the area, can pursue artistic, educational, and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. The Center does not charge an admission fee, and all art shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The Center also hosts fee-based educational and other programs, as well as serving as the home of the Jaffrey Historical Society. For more information about the Jaffrey Civic Center, please visit the Center’s website.


Pastel Society of NH 18th Annual Members Exhibition

June 3-24, 2023

      See the luminous art of pastel from over 40 of the best artists! On Saturday, June 3, join us for an opening celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that includes awards and a Paint Around! The exhibition is open during museum hours, Wed-Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 24.

Free Admission


Pastel Demonstration with Maryann Mullet

Saturday, June 10, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

      See the versatile pastel medium up close with master pastelist Maryann Mullet. Observe her as she works onsanded paper with pastel and pastel pencil and ask questions about the process. Learn more about Mullet and her work here.

Free admission


Lunch & Learn: The Peterborough Hospital

Thursday, June 15, 12 p.m.

      Learn about the founding of today’s Monadnock Community Hospital which opened its doors 100 years ago in June 1923. Lunch & Learn programs begin with a light lunch of wrap sandwiches and salad with the program following the meal. Advanced ticket purchase required.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Monadnock Center members)


Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.

      Step back 100 years on this downtown Peterborough walk! Learn about the village and the big changes that shaped the town we know today! Limited to 30 participants and registration is required.

Free admission


Music in Bass Hall: Cold Chocolate

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

      Enjoy genre-bending Americana in Bass Hall when Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein make their return on June 24! Tickets: $25 ($20 for Monadnock Center members)


Nora S. Unwin: A Retrospective Exhibition

Exhibition on view through September 22, 2023

Curator Gallery Talks: June 9 and June 24, 10:30 a.m.

      Artist and illustrator Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982) was an important 20th century printmaker. With more than 80 pieces on display, this exhibition spans her early work in wood engraving to her late in life experiments with abstract collage and collagraph.

Museum Hours: Wed.- Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum Admission: $5, free for members

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