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What is Creativity?

Iowa’s Creative Corridor stretches from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. Watch the video

By M.C. Ginsberg

April 24, 2013

A printer that could one day save lives

Go up the stairs, and upcoming projects are being played with by designers, molds of ideas ranging from a cicada killer to parts of the human body are being tweaked. “Some call us the mad…

By M.C. Ginsberg

July 31, 2012

Innovative Iowa businesses

Ben talks with Mark Ginsberg, owner of M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers in Iowa City, about how he is utilizing 3D printing technology in his jewelry business and in other areas of the city. Original Website  …

By M.C. Ginsberg

July 23, 2012

Downtown District to beautify benches through art

Ross’ bench joined three others painted as a demonstration for BenchMarks, a project started by the Iowa City Downtown District, a nonprofit organization funded by property taxes from properties downtown and the North Side Marketplace…

By M.C. Ginsberg

April 30, 2012

Trying to avoid a showstopper

Fighting back from the floods that hit the University of Iowa campus that year has forced the staff to find new ways to keep the UI’s premier fine arts center and its offerings vibrant and vital. Read…

By M.C. Ginsberg

February 12, 2012

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

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