April, 2023

Dear friends and art lovers,

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licóur
Of which vertú engendred is the flour;
– Geoffrey Chaucer

When April with its sweet showers pierce to the root the drought of March … only there’s no adequate paraphrase for Chaucer’s original Middle English spelling and syntax, which takes us back to his own time 600 years ago..

Welcome to Cafe des Artistes. Suzanne and I are busy finalizing the pre-press for the new guide. It is exceptional, from the iconic cover, to the latest and greatest art from galleries and studios, to the new Studio Artists section. Thank you to everyone in our art community, artists , gallerists and the art lovers who support it all.

The April Cafe des Artistes begins in York with the re-opening of one of my very favorite galleries, the George Marshall Store Gallery. It sits in a beautiful setting on the York River, next to an old chancery that was owned by Constitution signer John Hanncock,

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