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2011

Local businessmen team up to enhance IC arts

Ginsberg said this type of collaboration allows for an experience many students can’t get in the classroom, connects people in different areas of knowledge, and things that seem completely disconnected to the arts end up…

By M.C. Ginsberg

December 15, 2011

Coolest Stores in America

Ginsberg, a fourth-generation jeweler, grew up as a self-described “retail circus freak” in his family‟s Midwest store. When his father died, he had the opportunity to purchase the store from his uncles, scrap what the store had…

By M.C. Ginsberg

December 12, 2011

MC Ginsberg expands into cottage manufacturing and biotech

Thanks to 3-D printing and casting mills, anyone willing to invest in the technology and learn about computer-aided design can turn a storefront into a manufacturing center. Ginsberg, 53, created such a setup on the second floor…

By M.C. Ginsberg

September 20, 2011

Gigantic books to be showcased in Johnson County

Starting in June, the 5-foot-tall book statues will be located throughout the area as part of the”Bookmarks” project. They will remain on display until October as a fundraiser to support the Iowa City UNESCO City…

By M.C. Ginsberg

May 11, 2011

Art Students Aid Piano Project

Lizzie Ginsberg, a student ambassador for the project, said the project helps keep students in the art program connected to the community. Sometimes, being out here at [Studio Arts], you don’t feel like you’re part…

By M.C. Ginsberg

April 4, 2011

Art Students and Piano Project

One piano will be placed in front of M.C. Ginsberg, which is owned by Lizzie Ginsberg’s father, Mark Ginsberg. Read the PDF article here

By M.C. Ginsberg

March 31, 2011

Open Market

Mark Ginsberg owns and operates a destination jewelry store in Iowa City, Iowa, a three-story shop that won a national award for its first-floor retail space redesign in 2004. Ginsberg wanted to do away with…

By M.C. Ginsberg

March 21, 2011

Q and A: Mark Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg discusses his involvement with the cultural and artistic aspects of the community, in addition to the music he listens to while introducing new projects. Download the PDF. February 10, 2011

By M.C. Ginsberg

February 10, 2011

Local businesses support Dance Marathon

The event at MC Ginsberg raised thousands of dollars by auctioning off high-end jewelry and artifacts from Kinnick Stadium, such as old stadium seats, to members of the community. Download the PDF to view the…

By M.C. Ginsberg

February 3, 2011

M.C. Ginsberg Helps UI Dance Marathon Raise Record Amount

By auctioning high-end jewelry, custom-made Hawkeye jewelry and autographed Hawkeye footballs, M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art raised thousands for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon at a Jan. 27 fundraising gala in the downtown Iowa City store. Download the…

By M.C. Ginsberg

January 27, 2011

Ginsberg tapped for area arts honor

Ginsberg’s business has contributed 20 percent to 30 percent of its net profits every year for the last 26 years to local arts causes. Download PDF article here January 5, 2011  

By M.C. Ginsberg

January 5, 2011

ICCA Announces 2011 Arts Award Winners

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mark Ginsberg as the recipient of the 2011 Larry Eckholt Award. Download the PDF article here January 1, 2011

By M.C. Ginsberg

January 1, 2011