New Ipswich Sampler at the Jaffrey Civic Center

An exhibit of work from the New Ipswich Artist league is on display at the Jaffrey Civic Center. The display will run from May 29 through Saturday, June 27th 2015. I attended the opening reception on Friday.
Jaffrey Civic Center
League members are Steve Brosque, Roland Coates, Carol Culhane, Debra Johnson, Mickey Katz, Danielle Le Bris, Karen Miller, Erin & Matt Patterson, Francie Riggs, Regina & Shannon Stirnweis, Betsy Thoms, and Susan Williams.

Not all members were present at the opening.
New Ipswich Artist League
The members are standing in front of paintings that they created based upon this photograph.
Inspiration for Art
There were a number of different interpretations of the cloud photo.
Cloud Paintings
Harvey and Susan Williams touring the exhibit
Harvey and Susan Williams
Work of Danielle M. Le Bris  – Encaustic Painting
Danielle M. Le Bris - Encaustic
It wouldn’t be an opening night without a selection of cheeses, wine and hors-d’oeuvres. Delicious.
Roland Coates
Roland Coates

Print of painted turtles by Matt Patterson. Matt is currently working on a book of reptiles and amphibians.
Matt Patterson - Painted Turtles
Wood Carving by Steve Brosque
Taking a break
Fairy House by Regina Stirnweis
Fairy House - Regina Stirnweis
Roland discussing his pencil drawing of “St. John Moon”.
Roland Coates discusses his colored pencil drawing
Money doesn’t grow on trees… or does it?  Mixed media by Mickey Katz (titled Money Tree).
Money Tree - Mickey Katz
When I saw the cloud photo, I realized that I had taken a similar shot in August of 2008 in Falmouth, MA.

Falmouth Cloud

I’ve only included a few photos of the all the works on exhibit. Stop in and see it before June 27th.


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