All good things must come to an end :(

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in News | Comments Off on All good things must come to an end :(

Yes - I'm afraid so. The unique 'A Tale of Two Cities - London:New York' at Southwark Cathedral ended today, after having flown half-way round the world!  We hope all those who managed to make their way to The Refectory to view them since the show opened  on 14th Dec 2013, enjoyed this special exhibition of paintings and works on paper created by people in both New York and London.  Not just for the beauty and artistry of each and every drawing, but the story behind how they perceived these two great metropolis.
Thanks to Mark (Bracegirdle) for bringing his group of SHP artists to join those from other homelessness organisations who contributed to this special trans-Atlantic artwork exchange exhibition at Southwark Cathedral.

Thanks to Mark (Bracegirdle) for bringing his group of SHP artists to join those from other homelessness organisations who contributed to this special trans-Atlantic artwork exchange exhibition at Southwark Cathedral.

As always, Cafe Art can't just end the show without a bit of fanfare. A simple get-together of coffee, tea and cakes to celebrate and thank the London artists for their contribution to the show had to be on the cards. We got them round on Thursday (23rd Jan), and did just that! So together with some well-wishers, our group of 25+ were well looked after by Elaine and her staff - thanks! We have also been reliably informed that the Bishop of Southwark (The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun) himself came  to view the exhibition earlier in the week too. We owe our sincere gratitude to Jon Dollin, Rev Ije and Christopher Owens who helped facilitate this special exhibition at this historic site. They made the whole process stress-free, and a sheer delight to work with. Thank you guys from all of us at Cafe Art! The only thing missing were our comrades in art from across the pond - the New York artists and Suzanne Kreps of freshart in New York. We miss you guys and wished you were here with us too! Check our youtube channel to see what they had to say. Last but not least, to the buyers who bought 8 pieces from the exhibition. With one very generous buyer who is willing to pay  more than 3 times the asking price for one of the pieces! And who said we lived in a world of greed and selfishness. Cafe Art, of course, is not taking any commission from these sales, and throwing in the frames for free at the same time ...... Thank you, London artists. Thank you, New York artists!
Special thanks to Rev Ije (not in photo), Jon Dollin (right - Store Manager) and Chris Owens (left - curator for art exhibitions at The Refectory) for making this 'A Tale of Two Cities - New York:London" possible. Couldn't have asked for a better Team to work with! Thanks guys, and to everyone at The Refectory and Southwark Cathedral ......

Special thanks to Rev Ije (not in photo), Jon Dollin (right - Store Manager) and Chris Owens (left - curator for art exhibitions at The Refectory) for making this 'A Tale of Two Cities - New York:London" possible. Couldn't have asked for a better Team to work with! Thanks guys, and to everyone at The Refectory and Southwark Cathedral ......

 

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