Friday, July 25, 2014

56 Arbor Street: Medley


Bill and his son Ross operate the Jumping Frog Bookstore on the first floor
of 56 Arbor Street.  Most of their business is in internet sales.


Art Connection Studio is a nonprofit community art center and gallery.  They
serve their residential adult clients -- individuals with developmental, psychiatric, addiction or behavioral challenges -- with an interest in creating art.  Tara (left) manages operations and
the studio.  Chrissy and Katie are art therapists.


Dave is a labor lawyer with offices at 56 Arbor Street, the former home of
Underwood Typewriters.  He likes the creative atmosphere in the building.


And Aisha wraps hula hoops with brightly colored tape and sells
them under the name Hartford Hoops.

14 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

these are all super but especially love the shot of aisha! the jumping frog, love the name, could spend the day in there amongst all the books!

Randy said...

Great looking bookstore. Did you Hula Hoop?

Luis Gomez said...

Love these shots Jack. These are great.

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting group of people for the day, Jack!! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you enjoy a great weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

Sharon Anck said...

There is a lot of creativity going on in that building. It must send off a wonderful vibe.

VP said...

A very interesting post, with some really beautiful portraits!

RedPat said...

Looks like you had fun wandering through the old Underwood factory, Jack!

Kate said...

There is a very eclectic group of creative people who work in that building.

jennyfreckles said...

It sounds like a wonderful, creative community in the building. It must be fun to work there. I'd love to hang out for a while in that bookshop. Do people still hula hoop then?

William Kendall said...

It would seem to be a pleasure to work in there. I really like the shot of Aisha.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a creative yeast in a single building.

Lowell said...

56 Arbor Way looks to be a very fun place to visit and shop! I'd spend a lot of time in that bookstore and the Art Connection. I can't and never could master the art of hula hooping!

I see you've decided to go full frontal! 'Bout time! Heh, heh!

Gunn said...

It is so nice to see your nice "documentary -images" from different places and all the happy people you meet.

EG CameraGirl said...

What fun it would be to look around that bookstore! I like how the old factory has been transformed into an artsy bunch of shops.