Granby Artists Open Studios Tour ~ October 15 and 16

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On Oct. 15 and 16, Granby Artists Open Studios Tour invites visitors to artists’ studios to meet the artists, watch demonstrations and find art and gifts. The tour map that shows all different locations is inserted in this Granby Drummer issue. Visitors can also read more detailed information and download a map from

Without its generous supporters and donors this event wouldn’t be possible.

The following exhibiting artists are participating the 2022 tour:

Bill McGonagle will perform woodturning demos in his studio/shop from 1 to 2 p.m. on both days. He will have a selection of finished items for you to admire and ask questions about as well.

Mark Gottlieb will demonstrate glass blowing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both tour days. Gallery will be open and street level show tents up as well.

Susan Canavan will show her crepe paper flowers at Lost Acres Vineyard. She will have a variety of paper flowers, foliage and mushrooms for sale. She will also be making flowers throughout the weekend showing how she constructs these paper sculptures.

Rita Law-McConaughy is participating in the tour for the first time. She will be painting throughout the day. Her newest work reflects her focus on a single moment in time. Her creations are often based on a photograph she has taken. She delves deeper into the image as she paints it through color choice and energy of brush strokes. Her works are mostly acrylic, although she also works in watercolor, mixed media and egg tempera.

Douglas N. Williams’s artistic process is constantly evolving. Plein air painting helps him to sharpen observations of values and colors. From his psychology background, he has an interest in visual perception. Over the years, he has taken several workshops and classes, including studying with David Lussier, Stapleton Kearns, Hollis Dunlop, Tom Lynch and William Simpson. He strives for a “painterly” quality that pushes toward abstraction. He builds texture in the paintings by applying paint with brushes and palette knives.

Annukka Ritalahti will display new lampworked glass, jewelry and stained glass.

Avis Cherichetti and Linda Yurasevecz will both display their pottery art at Avis’s studio, Honey Hill Pottery.

Alex Anisimov will be in his gallery at 2 Park Place. Check out his new art work!
Alex will gladly answer questions about art, artists, philosophy of life and creative process.

Sally Sargent-Markey has watercolor paintings, handmade soft animals, fimo jewelry and small decorative items.

Carolyn Dittes, also participating in the tour for the first time, displays her unique style of pottery that combines beauty and practicality.

Laura Eden is excited to display her rendition Once in A Blue moon at Open Studio. This image was created for a new wine label for Lost Acres Vineyard for a vintage specialty wine. Giclee prints will be available at both locations

George Mattingly is drawn to the natural world, the focus of his paintings to date. “New way of life—learn and paint, paint and learn—reveals that there is still much more ground to cover.” He will show a collection of new oil paintings, some of them created in Cape Cod this past summer.

Make sure to visit our All Members Show at Lost Acres Vineyard, Oct. 7–23.

Linda Yurasevecz and Avis Cherichetti display their pottery.
Bill McGonagle making shavings.
Alex Anisimov with one of his paintings.
Susan Canavan and her paper flowers.