Artist for December 2014 – Auf Dem/John Gault

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A 25 year old abstract artist, I am a native of North Carolina. I dabbled in art growing up and studied design in college but only in recent years has art become a passion.


I paint under the pseudonym “AUF” and combine that term with “essen” to describe my mission. Both words are from German heritage with “auf” meaning to carry on or to transition and “essen” meaning to eat. Painting provides me with a feeling of fulfillment in transitioning my ideas to a medium and in observing the digestion of my work by others.


Painting in acrylics, I tend to incorporate an array of colors, textures and materials. My style is more experimental than deliberate and I definitely prefer to “go with the flow” when creating.


In recent months, I’ve had showings in small venues in Spartanburg, SC and in Raleigh, NC.  I have upcoming engagements to display paintings in cafes in Chapel Hill, NC and Carrboro, NC.

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Artist for November – Donald John Guth

Donald John Guth is an alumnus of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied directly under Marshall Arisman & Burt Hasen.




Donald John Guth is a native of Queens, New York & an alumnus of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where studied directly under Illustrator Marshall Arisman & Painter Burt Hasen.  Guth matriculated at the State University of New York College at New Paltz.  Returning to Manhattan, he began his career as a freelance Illustrator having his work featured regularly in several nationally syndicated magazines such as Gig Magazine, Pro Sound News, Television Broadcast Magazine & Videography Magazine, published by Miller Freeman, Inc. from 1989 through 1995.  In 1994 & 1995, he was also Staff Illustrator the Long Island Community Newspaper Group. In 1995 he relocated to North Carolina & has done a variety of both printed public work and private commissions for a number of local businesses & patrons. He was the featured Caricaturist at the Street at Southpoint in Durham, N.C. from 2002 through 2006 as well as North Hills Raleigh, N.C. in 2011.  He frequently performs at private parties and corporate events in this capacity, as well as continuing to take on freelance illustration projects, drawing portraits & painting murals.


Donald John Guth


Thanksgiving Day Hours at Caffe Driade

Come Relax with us!

Thursday, 11/27 – 7am to 5pm


Friday, 11/28 – 7am to Midnight.

Don’t forget to grab some coffee to share with your family and friends!
Coffee always makes a dinner host smile!


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Buy Local This Holiday Season!

Please join me in channeling your Holiday shopping enthusiasm into

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 SmallBusiness Saturday and a genuine commitment to Buy Local through the entire holiday season.  Go into an actual store and pick it out yourself – the gift recipient and the local economy will appreciate it!



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Enjoy this delicious Blend that has delicious notes of spice & citrus!!

A blend of Direct Relationship coffee from Nicaragua & Sumatra for you to enjoy & share this Season.

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Artist for October – Julia Burns

Saturdays Radio – Solo Acoustic – 10/18, 8pm

Rob Christensen from Saturday’s Radio

Solo Acoustic performance featuring songs from all of Saturday’s Radio’s albums.

Formation Sound – 10/11, 8pm

Avant Garde Jazz

Caroline Skeen & Patrick J. Blackburn – 10/10, 8pm

Caroline Skeen, a budding singer/songwriter from Durham, NC, is new to the Triangle music scene.  Heavily influenced by bands such as Green Day, Panic! at the Disco and All Time Low, her music offers thought-provoking and insightful lyrics based on personal experiences and observations.  Her strong and resonant voice supports powerful melodies over both keyboards and acoustic guitar.  Caroline is currently recording her first album.

Patrick J. Blackburn is a singer/songwriter out of Durham, North Carolina, performing modern, alternative, mostly acoustic, pop and folk rock. He performs songs that continually focus on providing meaningful lyrics that express the creative and recreative nature of artistic expression.

Blackburn studied music education and performance at The University of North Carolina. He currently is a band director in Durham, NC at Githens Middle School. Blackburn’s music has been majorly influenced by artists including John Lennon, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Sunny Day Real Estate.

Artist for September – Steeviejane Parks

Steevijane Parks will be showing some of her recent abstracts in Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors at Caffé Driade from September 12th through September 30th.

She started out painting in the 60’s and 70’s and then took a 30 plus year break to pursue a successful career as a Clinical Psychologist.

She started the process of returning to her roots as an Artist in 2008.  She views the creative images that come to her as ‘gifts’ that she can either choose to ignore or to find their meaning and share them with others.

She is currently pursuing a certification as a ‘Creativity Coach’ so that she can help other Artists and ‘Would be Artists’ to find the courage and discipline to pursue their own Creative Visions!

To contact the Artist for showing or purchasing paintings, please email Steevijane Parks at