Hollis artist to exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center

Courtesy photo Oil paintings by Hollis artist Jennifer McCalmont will be on exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center Juy 6-Aug. 3.

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hollis artist, Jennifer McCalmont, who will present her florals and landscapes oil exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery from July 6-Aug. 3.

Jennifer Nixdorf McCalmont spent her early years drawing and creating constantly. She attended University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, finding a love of flowers and majoring in textile design. Upon graduation, Jennifer moved to New York City to pursue a career in the textile fashion industry. The commercial training gave her valuable design experience and knowledge of color. After moving to New Hampshire, Jennifer combined her assets in illustration and creativity to produce her own line of light humor greeting cards, which she marketed worldwide for many years. While raising children, Jennifer put her career aside, but became increasingly intrigued by oil painting and the history of fine art. In her quest for art training, Jennifer discovered “The Boston School” of painters, which is not actually a school, but a school of thought and a tradition of painting that has been passed down from teacher to student for more than 100 years. The Boston School has its roots in impressionist ideals, but combines the best of representational painting, seeing color correctly and drawing accurately. Jennifer has learned from many of the Boston school “greats” and is currently studying portrait painting with Mary Minifie.

There will be an opening reception for her work from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, July 6. The reception is free and open to the public. The Jaffrey Civic Center is at 40 Main St., Jaffrey. For more information, call 532-6527 or visit www.jaffreyciviccenter.com.