The Next Chapter
"For last year's words belong to last year's language
and next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
After 30 years as gallery owners in various locations in Old Naples, Eileen and I will close Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery on September 27, 2021. What a wonderful ride it has been. We are grateful to everyone who has supported the gallery—our dedicated staff, our generous collectors, and all of the incredibly gifted artists whose work has graced the gallery walls throughout the years. A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you.
We are thrilled to announce that my paintings will still be available at the same location where our dear friend Judith of Judith Liegeois Designs will be opening her Third Street location, featuring art in the upstairs gallery. Stay tuned for more details!
The decision to close the gallery is a necessary step for the next chapter of our lives to unfold. Those who know us personally know that we are motivated to use art as a vehicle for raising awareness of local, regional, and global issues that matter to us. The timing also coincides with two major upcoming anniversaries. In 2023, I will celebrate my 50th year painting in Florida, while 2024 marks 50 years in Naples. A half century Retrospective is in the works, as well as several publications and museum shows. We will of course keep you posted on my new works and whereabouts through regular newsletters and my newly designed website.