by Joseph Montebello
The renaissance that people keep hoping will occur in Torrington may have finally gotten a jumpstart with Five Points Gallery. At the corner of Water Street and Main Street—where there is a five-point traffic circle—director Judith McElhone is making great strides with her coterie of artists.
McElhone, herself an artist since the age of ten, understands artists and their needs. “My mother felt I was too young for oils and that watercolors would be better and safer,” she says. “My father, however, agreed with me, and so I got my first set of oil paints.”