With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Granby Artists Association (GAA) is offering a large selection of locally made art, jewelry and more for viewing and sale in a festive setting this weekend.
Holcomb Farm hosts the GAA Holiday Gift Show on Saturday and Sunday, with 11 local artists offering a range of items especially suited for the season. Along with the chance to buy local and meet area artists, Granby locals — from elementary school students caroling in French and Spanish to duets from Granby Memorial High School students — will provide a variety of musical entertainment. The Waste Not, Want Not Community Kitchen will offer soup and other warming foods. An additional attraction is the tree lighting and carol sing, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday.
“This community event is a great opportunity to purchase unique and affordable art for holiday giving, and a wonderful way to kindle your holiday spirit,” the GAA wrote in its newsletter.
Artists and their works on display Saturday, Dec. 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 2 (noon to 6 p.m.):
Avis Cherichetti: “Tiger-ware” pottery, made with saturated iron glazes.
Laura Eden: “Snowy Spruce” hand-painted ornaments, small original paintings and prints and a full line of note cards.
Sally Sargent Markey: Small paintings and prints, sock animals, painted boxes and houses, ornaments, talisman book pins, decoupage pins and cards.
Matt Ryan: Original comic art and copies of the recently published “The Science Fact-O-Pedia,” which features his illustrations.
Debby Reelitz: Birch bark sculptures, ornaments, calligraphic art and organic shirts.
Kristen Cormier: Small original paintings and mono prints.
Lori Catlin Garcia: Jewelry.
Dorothy Dumond: Hand-painted kitchen spoons and original oil paintings.
Pam Jones: Original prints and paintings, note cards and charcoal drawings.
Sally Melrose: Woven scarves and note cards.
Rosemarie Mendes: Original artwork, cards and hand-painted Christmas items.
Info from the GAA:
Holiday Gift Show: “The show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. There is no admission charge. Holcomb Farm is located at 113 Simsbury Road in West Granby. Visit www.granbyartists.org for directions. For more information about the event, call Laura at 860-653-6274.”
Last Chance for the Granby Land Trust Show: “Places of Inspiration: Celebrating the Farmington Valley’s Natural Beauty is currently taking place at The Lost Acres Vineyard Art Gallery at 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby.”
“Eighty pieces of original art are on display, presenting a wide range of talents from the region. Among them are twelve members of the Granby Artists Association, and two of them, Laura Eden and William Simpson were awarded prizes for their work.
“Laura won the Salmon Brook Watershed Association Award for ‘Below the Gorge’ and William won the Austin McNey Award for ‘Nightlight No. 4 City Lights.’”
“The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show continues through Saturday, Dec. 1. For directions call the Vineyard at 860-324-9481.”
Winter Wonders at Lost Acres Vineyard: “Beginning Dec. 5, and continuing through the month, Granby artists have teamed up with the Vineyard to present a show and sale of artwork by your local Granby artists."
"The Vineyard, located at 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby, is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For directions call the Vineyard at 860-324-9481.”