So the panel of judges wasn’t that large, but we were a quite a pair flitting from window to window last night.
Joining me in assessing holiday window displays downtown last night was Jeanne Rolston, senior art director for Bob Abbate Marketing, a very hip downtown firm. Ken Kahn, executive director of the Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council was missed, but had to attend a meeting.
There were six businesses in contention for three prizes. We judged for originality, display and story line. Space took top honors, followed by Backstroke and Victor’s Tailor Shop.
It’s hard to beat Space for originality. I mean, come on. Read’s artist Madeline Rhodes pulled it all together with coffee filters, cotton fluff, drinking straws and bubble wrap and it rocked. Photos to come later after tonight’s grand opening at that very spot.
Madeline’s cunning light fixtures and floor lamps are also from gigantic coffee filters, too, and hand stitched to look quite fashionable.