Please join us at Stowe Street Cafe on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm to celebrate the completion of our most recent project — an art installation on the cafe deck by Waterbury artist Torrey Smith! Light nibbles will be provided, along with local craft beer and wine available for purchase.
Stowe Street Cafe is thrilled to add Torrey’s three new, large paintings to the exterior wall of the building. “I see this as an opportunity to share more art and inspiration with the community,” says cafe owner Nicole Grenier. “I think they remind us of the connection can be found in nature, as well as with each other and within ourselves.”
Installed along the Bidwell Lane wall of the building, the work will be visible to anyone who walks or drives by the cafe.
“I usually choose subjects that are common sights but which, for one moment, I was able to see as a little capsule of beauty and completeness offered to the world,” says Torrey.
The three paintings, each 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide, explore different ways to see and portray the world around us — in this case by using the same poppy image as a starting point and painting it in three very different ways.
“With these paintings, it’s been a joy to immerse myself in the big colors and the elegant lines of the petals — and try to somehow communicate the awe that we feel when we find ourselves to be really present in the world around us.”