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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Broken Wedding Glasses and Personalization

In anticipation of wedding season, we are working with stores to offer free glasses for breaking with the purchase of any of our broken wedding glass sculpture, and free brass personalization with the purchase of any of our sculptures. To take advantage of these offers, check with your favorite Judaica store to find out if they are participating in this promotion, or check out participating online stores such as TraditionsJewishGifts.com.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Make Tzedakah a True Part of Your Home

A little while ago Gary received a request for a Tzedakah Box that could be mounted to the wall in recognition of the tradition that Tzedakah should be a true "part of the home." Intrigued by the idea and seeing that there were not really other examples of Tzedakah Boxes like this, Gary, Bill, Alex and Michael spent some time going through various ideas on how best to create an attractive looking Tzedakah Box that could be mounted to the wall of not only larger buildings such as temples, but in individual homes as well. After some trial and error, the final peices are ready for sale, and you can see them here first! The top of these boxes acts as both the lid and the mount as it stays connected to the wall. The rest of the box slips up over the lid and the brass rod goes through the middle to keep it all in place. There's also a place to use a small lock if you would like. These two models will have suggested retail prices of $120 and $100. We hope to be working with college Hillels and other organizations to create larger versions of these especially for their buildings.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Trailer

Yesterday marked the arrival of our new trailer. We're going to be moving out of the inconvenient shed at our old building and moving the operations of shellacking, stone breaking, and storage into this nifty portable office. It might look a little wobbly on those blocks but it's pretty sturdy and Bill will soon be adding some beam supports to make sure it doesn't go anywhere. Beth wasn't here when it was delivered and her face was priceless as she pulled up the driveway this morning. It's not every day that a giant office appears in the middle of your driveway!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Announcing the official page devoted to all you friends of Gary Rosenthal! TheFriendsOfGary.com. Here you can find all the information you need in one place. There are links to our current scholarship opportunities, information about making a menorah for the White House, a list of suggested retail prices, a quick bio about Gary and more! Check it out, let me know what you think, and let me know if there is anything else you would like to see there.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Shaare Torah Hiddur Mitzvah Slideshow

This event was a few years ago but I just found this slideshow on youtube today. If anyone had photos or videos of a Hiddur Mitzvah Project that you have been involved in and want to share them, don't hesitate to send them on to me to be posted up here for all your friends to see!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Modern Jewish Mom - Passover Special

If you have access to the Jewish Channel you may have seen an interview with Gary on the Modern Jewish Mom Passover Special - or you may see it in the near future, I am unsure of when the air date of the show is. Among other interesting things they talk about in the episode, there is a segment about how a unique and artistic Seder plate can become a great centerpiece, featuring an interview with Gary at the New York gift show. We have a copy of the show on DVD and I'm hoping to get permission to post the Gary Rosenthal segment here for all of your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, happy Passover wishes from all of us at The GRC!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The American Craftworks Collection - Featured Artist

From the American Craftworks Collection newsletter:

American Craftworks' Scheduled Events

April 1 - April 30, 2009

Gary Rosenthal - Featured Artist

Maryland sculptor Gary Rosenthal is our featured artist in April. Gary specializes in Judaica handcrafted from mixed metals and fused glass. Gary has been sculpting for over 30 years. Combining copper, brass and steel with brilliantly colored fused glass, Gary has a contemporary style that is rooted in tradition. His work has been presented to Presidents from Carter to Clinton and to celebrities as varied as Bette Midler and John Travolta.

If you want to pay them a visit to see our work as well as the work of other accomplished artists, here is all the info you need:

American Craftworks Collection
189B Main Street • Annapolis, MD 21401 • 410-626-1583 Email:amcraftworks@aol.com http://www.americancraftworkscollection.com/

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our First Ever Open House.

The Gary Rosenthal Collection is getting ready to hold our first ever open house on May 17th. If you are part of a group who would be interested in a unique view of the studio, and easy fundraiser, and is in the DC area, we're interested in talking to you! If you are a part of a local sisterhood or day school, you may have already gotten one of our invitations in the mail, but I just wanted to add a note here about the event because it really is exciting and a win win win situation for all.

The way the open house will work is that there is a $10 cost per person to participate. That $10, though, will be paid in the form of a check to your organization as a way for you to easily raise some money for your cause. The guests will then get a $25 gift certificate to use on anything in stock while they are here, after being shown around the place by Gary.

For more details and availablity call 301.493.5577.