April Thoughts

A miracle of Spring, the tiny yellow flowers of the forsythia greet us all over town. Daffodils, so bright their yellow color, appear in the yards and along the sides of the road — planted there by others that we may enjoy them today.

Finding her place at HOME

Walk into HOME Fine Art and Antiques and you can discover unique and interesting pieces to fall in love with, and that’s just what owner Marti Long wants. The Springfield resident decided to completely upend her working life because of an ad on Craigslist.

Sylvia Davis Patricelli Fine Arts Scholarship 2018 – Granby

Patricelli-Regan has established an initial yearly scholarship in memory of her mother, Sylvia Davis Patricelli, for a graduating senior from Granby Memorial High School who is pursuing a career in the fine arts. Patricelli-Regan and her parents previously lived in post-WWII Granby and she wished to encourage the creative arts within Granby’s academic curriculum in recognition of her mother’s success as an internationally recognized portrait painter from Australia.

Spring’s Journey

The wind blows and there’s a talk of more snow. I ask myself, “When will spring ever come?”
Then I remind myself that the days have lengthened, the sun is stronger, and soon purple, white, and yellow crocuses will be appearingeven if through a covering of snow.

Fiddler on the Roof at GMHS March 16-18

Granby High School Performing Arts is excited to announce the spring musical, Fiddler On The Roof, in cooperation with Music Theater International. Fiddler On The Roof tells the life-affirming story of Tevye, a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century czarist Russia.

Support Marquis and enjoy an evening out

Known for its performances in parades locally as well as across the northeast, this August the Marquis will embark on an international trip to Scotland. This experience will allow the members of the corps to continue to learn about music, history and culture while sharing their award-winning talents internationally from multiple opportunities to jam with Scottish musical reenactment groups, to having the honor of performing at the International Fringe Festival while in Edinburgh.  They will learn about Scottish culture, including musical traditions, historical foundations, and modern lifestyle as well as perform with musicians from around the world.

Making a life out of glass

If you have been to any of the Granby Artist Association arts and crafts shows during the holiday season or enjoyed visiting the artists’ studios on Open Studio Day in the fall, you have probably noticed the exquisite glasswork done by Silver Street Glass. Pieces of all different sizes, textures and colors capture the eye: wall hangings, paperweights, jewelry, Christmas tree ornaments, vases, bowls, to name a few.

Visitors to Granby Public Library impressed by art display

Visitors to the Granby Public Library during the month of February were treated to a special display of paintings compliments of the Painting Study Group — a collection of local artists who meet monthly to discuss techniques, methodology and materials, and to also critique each other’s works. The idea for the showcase came from Pam Jones, who spoke to head librarian Kelly Marscycki for a Valentine’s exhibit, For the Love of Art.

“For the Love of Art” Exhibit at Granby Public Library

Ten local artists who form the Painting Study Group, will be exhibiting oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings from Feb. 1 through 28 in the library’s main reading room during regular library hours. Members include Carole Day, Dorothy Dumond, Carole Hartwell, Pam Jones, Suzanne Roz Magoon, Sally Sargent Markey, Rosemarie Mendes, Frances Miller, Marian Rowles and John Walker. The Painting Study Group was formed in 2011 by a group of like-minded painters. The group meets r […]