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.

Chorale announces spring concert programming

The 110-member Farmington Valley Chorale and Artistic Director Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth will present Passages – the Seasons of Life on Friday, April 20, in Avon. The program, according to Dr. Voth, “explores how we experience the passage of time at different stages of life.” In addition to several shorter pieces and songs, the Chorale will perform Brahms’ profound Nänie, and John Corigliano’s musical setting of the Dylan Thomas poem, Fern Hill, with soloist mezzo-soprano, Meredith Ziegler.

Intrigue! Mystery! Murder! Wine!

Join the Good Company Theater, on April 6 and 7, at Lost Acres Vineyard for a fundraiser: the third annual Murder Mystery Dinner, catered by Lite ‘N Up Eatery. The menu will feature French-inspired foods to entertain your palate while the group members perform, creating a unique dinner theater experience.

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.

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.