Friday, July 11, 2014

Popup55 features a new lineup of creative entrepreneurs

Popup55 features a new lineup of creative entrepreneurs

A new eyecatching, colorful display graces 55 Church St.  It features merchandise by creative entrepreneurs made in New Haven and meant for export to other places.

The installation by Ray Figlewski includes:

Postcards and prints from The Hill Museum of the Arts, showcasing the persistent pencil of Krikko Obbot and his fascination with local and regional cityscapes.

Dolls made of beads, buttons, scrap wood and found materials by Rashmi Talpade. They function as window accents, decorative elements in the home or automobile or an unusual luggage tag and come in three sizes.

An information kiosk made by Liam Doherty from recycled wooden pallets. His startup builds furniture that empowers communities, including benches commissioned for the MLK Peace Garden that will enable Bridging Families of New Haven County to turn their garden into a space for organizing meetings and outdoor evening theater performances.  The kiosk is a prototype; orders may be placed for similar models with customizable features.

Entrepreneurs and vendors of creative products wishing to be included in future popups can submit information via this link: