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Ida Y Mandell: a generous heart

18 May 2021, Posted by Robin McGowan in ART Matters, Community

Many in the Morean family know Ida as an accomplished metalsmith specializing in the challenging work of hollow forms. But she was also a pharmacist who pursued her professional certification before WWII and maintained her skills throughout her life. While raising 3 children and serving the needs of her community she honed her skills and created museum pieces. Ida was determined and it is not surprising that she found her creative voice in bending metal to her will.   
“She never worked with silver professionally,” but her daughter Lisa explained, “She wanted to support the Morean in order to sustain the appreciation of the craft and allow others to master metalcraft. Her tools and kiln are still used in the Morean studios.” 
Without the support of individuals, like Ida, the work of the Morean Arts Center would not be possible! Thank you for joining us in honoring the donors, volunteers and supporters who keep the Giving Tuesday Spirit in their hearts all year long.

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Note: Giving Tuesday, traditionally the Tuesday after Cyber Monday and Black Friday, was established to remind all individuals of the power they have to contribute to community and make a difference in the world.

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