Granby Artists Open Studio Tour Oct. 16–17

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Granby Artists Association at its annual Open Studio Tour Oct. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Meet the artists and see a wide range of artwork including glasswork, woodworking, painting, pottery, jewelry and more.

Ritalahti exhibit at the Vineyard

Annukka Ritalahti’s first solo art exhibition was in 1981. Now after 40 years she is celebrating her journey as an artist exhibiting new stained-glass pieces and a collection of glass jewelry at Lost Acres Vineyard through Oct. 10.

GAA All Member Art Show, Oct. 2-29

The Granby Artists Association is excited to present the GAA All Member Show Oct. 2 through Oct. 29 at the Granby Public Library. In a continuing effort to create a vibrant and supportive community for the arts, the GAA invites its entire membership to show off their talents.

October’s Gifts

October’s Beauty calls us outdoors and surrounds us with the magnificent colors of her leaves. The air feels warm in the sun but cool in the shade—we wear a light jacket or sweatshirt.

GAA Open Studio Tour returns Oct. 16 & 17

By Lori Catlin Garcia

Members of the Granby Artists Association are excited to again offer the annual Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants have been working hard for many months creating beautiful works of fine art and functional pieces to wear, adorn your home and give as gifts.

FV Chorale returns to live rehearsals

The Farmington Valley Chorale announces its return to “safe and sound” in-person rehearsals starting Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Now in its 51st year, the chorale has met virtually since the start of the pandemic.

Remembering September 11, 2001

It’s been 20 years since that tragic day, September 11, 2001—how far away in years, yet how close in my memory it remains.

Insight into the creative process

Name: Avis Akers Cherichetti

Medium: Pottery

Address: 31 Barndoor Hills Road, Granby

Phone: 860-841-8675

Instagram: @avischerichetti



Member of Granby Artists since: 2002 (charter member)

Avis Cherichetti grew up in a family that made things. Her mother quilted and her father was a woodworker so she grew up knowing it was acceptable to be an artist.