Manuscripts From Around the World

An In-Person Program at Granby Public Library
Antique manuscript held open by two hands to display artwork.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Handwritten manuscripts have brought communities together throughout history. Visit the extraordinary world of manuscripts from across the globe with calligraphic artist, Debby Reelitz and seven amazing art apprentices. We’re celebrating the culmination of a nine-month study of manuscripts that originated from Ethiopia, China, the Islamic and Mayan worlds. Learn about and view the art that emerged from this unique study sponsored by the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program. Additional funding and support came from the National Endowment for the Arts, Connecticut Historical Society, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. Artwork will be on display through the month of May.

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About the presenter:

Debby Reelitz is a calligrapher, engraver, artist, and art educator with over 20 years experience. One of her personal goals is to better understand the amazing accomplishments from communities of color that are too often ignored. She believes there is so much to learn by celebrating meaningful manuscripts from around the globe, observing closely, studying examples, and mimicking forms, shapes, and colors - and she wants to be our guide to the beautiful art form that is the illuminated manuscript. 

For more information about Debby and her work visit