A Few Words About Us and our history
At Caffè Torino, we want you to feel the warmth and taste the flavors of this beautiful Northern Italian city. Torino is much more than FIAT, the Holy Shroud and the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The spirit of this region with its complex history and traditions is what we have captured, in our own way, at Caffè Torino. So come on by and get a little taste.
Arte & Vino at Caffe TorinoIn January 2013 we started a new series of Art and Wine here in South Lake Union, featuring pieces from local artists at the cafe for everyone to enjoy while sipping on a glass of their favorite beverage.
For the latest calendar of events, look at the bottom of each page or follow us on facebook!
Artist of the month
For the month of September and October we'll be featuring two very talented local young artists:
Jess Bruels will be presenting "Artstronomy":
"Art + Astronomy = Artstronomy!
Artstronomy is an experimental side project by graphic designer, Jess Bruels. Influenced by alchemical diagrams and the illustrations of 17th century mystic, Jacob Boehme, this work explores the coincidences of space and divine geometry.
This series is created entirely by hand with a compass, ruler, and technical ink pens. As there are no computers involved and the work defies modern printing capabilities, each piece is an original."
The second featured artist is Adream de Valdivia: Adream began painting for its obvious purpose - to record his dreams, thoughts, and ideas. In his words:
What I like about paint is that it can be spread thin to create depth and applied thick to create a texture.
Communicating is a crucial yet constant struggle for me. The more I painted over the course of 12 years, the more I realized that I was returning to my childhood because I'm painting religious patterns, fractals, or my mother's floral dresses, the kind of images I grew up seeing on candies and stained glass at my grandmother's.
My realization of these new paintings made up of bright paint, dots and patterns on canvas was a return to my youth. There is an endless source of information that can be craeted through a limited use of materials: Paint and canvas. I became and still am intrigued by this process. After all the years of experimenting with different materials I have become a firm believer that when you create something beautiful, beauty begins to speak on your behalf.
Left: Adream de Valdivia "Hendrix" - Right: Jess Bruels "Neighborhood"
If you are interested in displaying your art, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, send a few samples of your work/portfolio and we'll get back to you.
Learn Italian at Caffe Torino
Want to learn Italian? We're partnering up with Percorso Italiano a local private school run by the amazing Roberta Torgerson and Elisabetta Valentini:
If interested, email email@example.com or stop by the store to fill out a short survey for the instructors.