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.
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Artist of the month - Carina Booyens
For the months of August and September, we will be showing new art by South Africa native
Aptly titled "Sparkly/Shiny", this show "celebrates the triumph of human spirit over diversity".
During dark times, Cariña realized that a human spirit can come close to be broken. Despite all odds, it was during a period of abuse in a destructive relationship that the paintings in this series were born. These iridescent and luminescent works are the products born from a spirit that decided to create instead of lie down and die. From the darkness came a sparkle. From there she realized she will never let anyone ever again dull her shine.
Tip: Experience these works at different times of day to fully understand the complexity of the work. The iridescent and luminescent paint interact with the environmental light to dance with fire or glow like a slow sunset, depending on the time of day.
The official reception will happen on Sunday, August 30th, bring a friend and enjoy!
Cariña in her studio and "lucy's anoesis" - oil on wood
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.