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Monday, October 26, 2009

Lighting Candles in Moscow

Anna writes to us from Hillel in Moscow, Russia:

"Hi, Gary!
It was my great pleasure to visit with students and participate in your Hiddur Mitzvah project!
Thank you one more time for having us.
Attached see our pics of having our Shabbat at the Hillel Office last Friday.
Take care,

Friday, October 23, 2009

Some Visitors

Last week Gary had the opportunity to work with a group of Russian students. The group got a tour of the studio and created some mezuzot in a Hiddur Mitzvah project which will be donated to an organization back in Russia. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves as is easily evident in this photo!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Photo Frame Sculptures

A few days ago I leaked the news that we've been working on a new collection of picture frames to fill the void that our old discontinued frames have left. I can confirm now that the collection is a go and we're moving forward into final stages of development. In the meantime I'll leave you with another little teaser of one of the new photo sculptures. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more info soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Woman of Valor Collection on the Web

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I'm pleased to let you know that our entire Woman of Valor Collection is now available for direct purchase from our Glass Ribbon website. As I said before, 25% of the sales of these items will be donated to Sharsheret to help those touched by breast cancer.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Picture Frames

A quick teaser for everyone. Throughout the years we have created a number of different picture frames. While for the most part they were well received, they have also been problematic for us, breaking during shipment more often than they should, forcing their discontinuation each time. The wheels in the minds of Gary, Alex and Greta have been turning though and it looks like some pretty cool frames, that solve the breaking problems, are going to be coming soon. I've seen a bunch of different prototypes and I have to say, they are really neat. So be on the lookout, we may just see some new GRC picture frames in the not too distant future!

New Orleans Starburst

Just a quick note here, I wanted to share a pretty neat piece of work we just recently did for the New Orleans Jewish Day School. This steel, brass, glass and screened 24kt gold wall sculpture is an impressive 3-4 foot wide version of their logo and will be used for their donor wall.

Monday, October 5, 2009

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Gary Rosenthal Collection has a long tradition of being involved with this worthy cause, donating money towards breast cancer awareness through our Glass Ribbon Project. We have just recently formed an official partnership with Sharsheret as the recipient of the money we raise through the sale of our Woman of Valor Collection. Below is a photo of Gary handing over his recent donation to Sharsheret's Nira Berry.

Together we're working to promote the wonderful Create for the Cure program where organizations can participate in a FREE glass making activity, creating the pink glass that is used in our Woman of Valor Collection. Don't hesitate to give us a call, 301.493.5577 if you think your organization would like to do one of these programs!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just For Fun!

Having fun at work every now and then is important, and the GRC takes that very seriously. At our September birthday party we had a pinata! Check out the facebook photo album for more great pics and even a video!