Stories to Share with David Macy

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Stories to Share with David Macy

After a very successful first season, season two of the Jaffrey Civic Center’s “Stories to Share,” continues monthly on the first Friday.

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Jaffrey Civic Center 40 Main Street Jaffrey, NH 03452

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On February 3, 2023, at 5pm, the Jaffrey Civic Center will present its next installment of “Stories to Share.” David Macy, Resident Director at the MacDowell Colony.

MacDowell's mission is to nurture the arts by offering talented individuals an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of creative imagination. Founded by Marian and Edward MacDowell in 1907, the residency program has attracted a veritable who’s who of American arts and letters.

Since 1994, David Macy has directed MacDowell’s residency program, community engagement, and other activities on the organization’s 450-acre Peterborough campus. During his tenure, more than 7,000 Fellowships have been awarded to more than 3,000 artists from across the U.S. and more than a dozen countries. Since MacDowell in the Schools was launched in 1996, hundreds of MacDowell artists have engaged with thousands of local high school students. Similarly MacDowell Downtown has in the past twenty years introduced a regional Monadnock audience to a wildly diverse array of filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and composers. With the aim of providing ideal working conditions in 31 studios and the James Baldwin Library, Macy has directed more than $10M in capital improvements, including solar arrays that currently produce enough electricity to power MacDowell’s entire campus. Macy’s board service has included the Alliance of Artists Communities, Monadnock Arts Alive!, and New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts. In 2012, Macy chaired the Cultural Resources Committee for Peterborough’s Master Plan and in 2022 he served on Peterborough’s Renewable Energy Planning Task Force.

Joseph Steinfield, “Stories to Share” founder will serve as moderator for the talk. The program is free of charge, but to help support this event and others like it, donations are appreciated. The program will be available as an in-person event at the Jaffrey Civic Center as well as via YouTube live. 

In the event of inclement weather, a postponement decision will be made twenty four hours in advance event and posted on the website and on social media.