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About

 

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With cut metal and paper, I aim to unite traditional Judaic motifs with contemporary themes, balancing the flow of lines with the depth of space. I enjoy integrating Hebrew text in design, bringing out the beauty of the letters and the essence of their message. I incorporate plant life to create connections with the natural world. I hope that my work adds beauty and meaning to our celebrations of Jewish life.

Compositions include ketubot, tableware, sculpture and wall art. I enjoy working on commissioned projects, applying my unique perspective and design talents to provide individuals and organizations with meaningful and aesthetically-appealing sculpture, ketubot, jewelry and wall art.

For over 25 years, my Judaic designs have been crafted in the USA and enjoyed by collectors around the world.

 

CONTACT MELANIE

Questions? Special requests?
I'll be happy to hear from you
and chat about your options!

240-232-6021
info@dankowicz.com

Visit me here:
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Wholesale inquiries are welcome

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EXHIBITS and PRESENTATIONS

Irish Jewish Museum - 2019
Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga - Fall 2018 - Leaves
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit - Summer 2018

Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - April 2018
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York
     September 2017 - July 2018 - Home(less)

American Guild of Judaic Art - online exhibit - March 2017 - February 2018
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa - July - September 2017
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York
     September 2016 - June 2017 - Paint by Numbers

Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL - September 2016 - March 2017
Voices of Wisdom Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL - 2009, 2013, 2016
Tufts Hillel Center, Medford, MA - Fall 2013-Summer 2014
University of Illinois Laboratory High School, Urbana, IL - Spring 2013
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL - November 2012
Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, IL - Summer 2012
Camp Ramah New England, Palmer, MA - Summer 2012
Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL - Fall 2011
Gomez Mill House, Marlborough, NY - Summer 2011
Saint Vincent Gallery, Latrobe, PA - Spring 2010
Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Rockville, MD - Fall 2002-4, 2010
Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD - Fall 2005
Art Panonia, Blacksburg, VA - Spring & Fall 2003
Beth Israel Synagogue, Roanoke, VA - Spring 2002
Studio on the Square, Roanoke, VA - Spring 2000
Grenljusbacken, Stockholm, Sweden - Spring 1999
Stockholm Jewish Community Center, Stockholm, Sweden - Spring 1997

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PRESS

Cleveland Jewish News, 2020
Smashing the Glass, 2020
Smashing the Glass, 2018
Hadassah Magazine, 2017
Smashing the Glass, 2016
Chai and Home, 2014
Jewish Woman Magazine, 2013
Kveller.com, 2013
Evite.com 2013
New York Times, 2012
Dailydot.com, 2012
Epicurious.com, 2011
Jewish Woman Magazine, 2011
Forward Newspaper, 2008
Bat Omanut, 2006


CLIENTS

Some of my custom clients include:

Anshei Shalom, West Hempstead
Anti-Defamation League
Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation
Camp Ramah in New England
Hallmark Cards
Hillel Foundation
Israel Cancer Research Fund
Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
Judiska Forsamlingen, Stockholm
The Moriah School, Englewood, NJ
Women of Reform Judaism

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