Lisa S. Lenkiewicz
Latino visual artist, textile designer and weaving instructor Ruben Marroquin is a big dreamer.
For the past two years, he has operated an art and weaving studio out of a storefront at the Arcade Mall in downtown Bridgeport.
Now he wants to go a step further and build a sustainable business offering weaving workshops to those who wish to learn the crafts of weaving and fiber art making. To reach this goal, he organized an online fundraising campaign on the crowd-funding website Indiegogo. Those who donate $15 or more will receive a gift, ranging from a small woven sample, all the way up to a hand-woven throw for a donation of $1,000 or more. As of press time, his campaign has raised $3,470 towards his $5,000 goal. The campaign ends on March 7.
Funds raised will not only help Marroquin improve …