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Gary Rosenthal Collection
The Hiddur Mitzvah Center


a picture The Howard Ave. Arts Incubator is the dream of Montgomery county sculptor Gary Rosenthal and will be based initially at a 12,000 square foot building on Kensington, Md.’s historic West Howard Antique Row. Mr. Rosenthal has been sculpting in mixed metals and glass for close to 40 years and he is well known locally and internationally. His work has been offered for sale at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Museum, The American Craft Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass and many other shops and galleries all over the world. Beyond the crafts, Mr. Rosenthal runs a successful business, a social venture that is committed to using art to make the world a better place. He employs several autistic employees and he raises money and awareness through the sale of his sculpture for many causes ranging from breast cancer research to Holocaust education. He has collaborated with many groups including the Autism Society of America, Linkages to Learning, and the Latin American Youth Center to create successful social venture merchandise marketing programs.

Mr. Rosenthal also is very involved in supporting others in the arts as well. He currently serves on the boards of the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council, the Theatre Lab (D.C.), the Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council. In addition, the Gary Rosenthal Foundation primarily funds non-profits who agree to commission an artist to work with children to create a deliverable product for seniors. His grants have gone to groups as varied as the Montgomery County Housing Partnership and Arts on the Block.

a picture Hamilton Whitney currently serves as Administrator for the Arts Incubator and Hiddur Mitzvah Center. He is the marketing director for The Gary Rosenthal Collection, creating the product catalogs, maintaining the websites, and updating social media. Hamilton earned his degrees in Professional and Creative Writing as well as Visual Communication from York College of PA in 2008.


a picture Ned Drummond , the Webmaster and designer for HAAI, is a Maryland-raised printmaker and graphic designer who obtained her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She spends her days working at the Gary Rosenthal Collection and her evenings preparing for craft shows with her line of handmade goodies, Maneating Flower.