CAFTA student show features images from Toymakers Cafe – Torrington Register Citizen

Published 12:00 am, Saturday, October 14, 2017

FALLS VILLAGE — In October, David M. Hunt Library will host Connecticut Academy for The Arts’ Art Bomb! Toymakers Café, an exhibit of young CAFTA art students’ work inspired by the popular eatery run by Ann and Greg Bidou in Falls Village.

A reception with refreshments for the artists will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, 4-6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit

For information about CAFTA visit or call 860 201-5706.

The exhibit was conceived by Teresa and John Sullivan, co-founders of Connecticut Academy for the Arts, as an inter-community exchange between their students located in Torrington and the environs of the Bidou’s restaurant, Toymakers Café, recently awarded Best Breakfast in Connecticut in the September 2017 “Best of CT” issue of Connecticut Magazine.

Artwork will include limited edition framed prints from a variety of media including painting, drawing, and mixed media. Subjects will include things readily seen at the café — motorcycles, corgis, customers, and coffee and everything Toymakers.

Describing what an Art Bomb is, Teresa Sullivan explained, “Our students enjoy making “Art Bombs” because it gives them an opportunity to learn more about diverse businesses and, at the same time use their talents to give back to various charities throughout the community. They have been working very hard on this project since early summer and have even written and recorded a song to go along with a puppet presentation inspired by Toymaker’s Cafe. They are very excited about their newest Art Bomb at the Hunt Library.”

CAFTA is a Non-profit Cultural Arts Organization dedicated to providing individuals of all ages a means to identify, explore and utilize their creative ideas and talents with excellence and high standards on a competitively global level. They are located in Torrington.

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