Artist for March – Linda Kampel

Through The Light

I’ve always loved the unexpected effect that natural light has on the things around me. When I look through the viewfinder, the contrast between sun and shadows brings the personality of trees, plants, and even a weathered pile of sawmill lumber alive for me.

Sunlight overcast by fog — or the sun’s full force — allows me to create color photographs that appear to be black and white, but a closer look reveals a small patch of moss, a random autumn leaf, or hidden sprigs of green grass.

I was 6 years old when My Aunt Toddy allowed me to take my first photograph with her Kodak Brownie. I was so nervous and excited by the idea that I could freeze a moment in time and keep it as a special memento. I started looking at the world in a completely different way, and from that moment I could see snapshots all around me.

I’ve photographed everything from vintage airplanes for respected pilots Ken Hyde, Mike Dale, and Larry Kampel, to rock bands for periodicals such as The York Dispatch, but I’ve always been drawn to nature. My first photograph was supposed to be of my Aunt Toddy taking a picture of me while I took one of her, but as I pushed the shutter button a breeze moved a crab apple branch and a blossom hid her face — as if it was saying, “Please pay attention to me too.”

These photographs are my way of speaking without saying a word, and I hope they bring out the unique characteristics of the trees, plants, and animals that inspire me.

Linda Kampel

Artist For The Month – March 2015



Artist for February – Jeremy Jennings

Jeremy Jennings is a classical composer and self taught painter. He spent his formative years living on a remote island off the coast of Washington state and attended Lewis and Clark College (BA) and the University of Oregon (MM). After graduate school he spent 5 month as an artist in residence at Lijiang studios in Yunnan province, China. His paintings have been shown in Shanghai, Florence and Portland, OR and his music has been performed in Europe, China and the United States.


Artist for January 2015 – George Spencer

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Artist’s Reception: Caffe Driade, Friday, January 9, 6-8 p.m.

Food+Wine Magazine says “this artisanal espresso bar” is one of “America’s Best Coffee Bars.”


Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ President to Appear on Coffee Reality Show

Scott Conary of Carrboro Coffee Roasters will be featured in the Coffee Reality Show – Barista & Farmer, to be filmed In Honduras from February 1st thru the 10th.logo-Barista-Farmer-

Scott will be featured as the instructor in the afternoon education programs for the Baristas, teaching such classes as Roasting & Coffee Cupping.

10 Baristas, chosen from a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world, will be tasked with working coffee farms alongside the very people whose life is built around growing the very coffee the Baristas love to brew.

  They will be tasked with the daily tasks of harvest and processing and everything it takes to grow delicious high quality coffee – all on camera!

You can see the info on Barista selection here :Barista & Farmer Selection 2015

Various challenges will be setup for all, such as who can pick the most ripe coffee cherries, and other teamh_logo_welcher building exercises.


The Show will take place in two areas of Western Honduras, known for high quality coffee, eco-tourism and intense beauty!

Capucas where the host is Cafe Capucas & Copan Ruinas, where the host is Welchez

Be sure to tune into  to catch the action and get a glimpse of Scott in the coffee growing community!

Find more info on the program here!

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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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!


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!


Holiday Blend Coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters Available Now!!

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.