Torrefazione in mostra 2005
Bologna, 31 August 2005
The watercolours of a young painter from Bologna are just the trick for an exhibition with a dual purpose: to gather all of the artist’s work for the first time in an unusual ‘art gallery’ in an industrial area, and to create an occasion to open the doors of an artisan laboratory to the public, setting up an artistic space in its production facility.
Thus, the event scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, 17 September was born: Mostra in Torrefazione – Torrefazione in Mostra (On Display at the Roastery, the Roastery on Display). Spend an afternoon at the gates of the city to discover the ‘flavour of colour’.
The various hues of raw coffee beans, from the bright green of Arabica to the yellowish-green of Robusta, gradually darken when roasted until they reach the warm brown of a monk’s cloak, marking the complete explosion of all the aromas that coffee releases as it is heated. Each phase of the process comes with different olfactory sensations, first recalling hazelnut, freshly-baked bread and caramelised sugar. Artist: Leonardo Lelli Title: His kitchen, that is, the roastery
The thrill of watercolours is like poetry: impalpable in their chromatic fluidity but at times penetrating in their expressions of character and more decisive brush strokes. Colours evoke dreamlike images, sensations that, thanks to the versatility of the material, can even be considered aromatic. Artist: Paola Bosi Title: Daily sensations
Sight, smell and taste will be stimulated this afternoon, helped by the creations of another star as he holds court with his outdoor cooking display, the third artistic hub set up inside the roasting facility for a live show. Artist: Bruna Musso, cook Title: Small creations
The painting exhibition set up in the roastery will lead guests along a path paved with colours, sensations and flavours, guided by the starring artists. Chromatic experiences intertwine with aromatic evolutions, proceeding in step until the visitors’ palates are delighted by a tasting, engaging all their senses.
- Paola Bosi
Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Paola Bosi is a graphic designer by day and painter in her free time, specialising in watercolours. Having learned the craft in the studio of Mara Guerrini, Bosi has exhibited in numerous shows since 2002: “La Donna e l’Arte Oggi”, Fornace di Rastignano, Italy; solo show, Banca Popolare di Bologna; Library Presentation and “Collective in Support of Human Rights with Amnesty International”, Loiano, Italy; “Acqua e Pietra”, Fornace di Rastignano, Italy; “Pensieri a colori”, Sala Città di Claterna-Cultural Centre of Ozzano, Italy. In May 2004, Bosi won the National Painting Contest in the watercolour category, organised by the Associazione Amici dell’Arte of Pieve di Cento, Italy.
- Bruna Musso, cook – Edibles & Wine
Based in Bomporto, Italy, Bruna Musso works as a cook in her catering kitchen, organising gourmet events, parties and private dinners. The quest for tasty and attractive things has put her in contact with different artisans who provide her with unique products that often end up in custom-decorated Christmas baskets. Efficiency and professionalism, a reliable team and their elegant, impressive and refined culinary creations have made her kitchen a benchmark for all.
- Leonardo Lelli – Caffè Lelli roastery
Leonardo Lelli has produced and sold his blends and 100% single-origin coffees under the I Caffè di Leonardo Lelli brand since 1996. His passion for the absolute best quality is combined with the utmost respect for traditional Italian artisan coffee roasting methods. Thanks to carefully selected raw materials from the best plantations around the world, picked exclusively by hand and wet processed, I Caffè di Leonardo Lelli offers a unique coffee drinking experience.