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July 11, 2003 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-11

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Ann Arbor Street
Art Fair, Ann Arbor,
July 16-19, (734) 622-3382


Farmington Founders Festival,

Farmington, July 17-19, (248) 932-3378

tent in down-
Canton Art in the Park, Canton, July 26,
town Chicago,
(734) 394-5460
Grand Blanc Art Fair, Grand Blanc, July
Columbian jewel
26-27, (810) 694-7374
thieves came and
Ferndale Art Fair, Ferndale, Aug. 2-3,
stole our bag of
(248) 988-1310
jewelry — 200
Orchard Lake Fine Art Show,
pieces. It was a night-
St. Mary's College, Aug. 8-10,
mare. We now hire
(734) 216-3958
police protection and real-
Shelby Township Art Fair,
ize that at no time can we let
Shelby Township, Aug. 9-10,
our guard down.
(586) 731-0300
Weather is another concern,
Brighton Art Festival,
even though it is something over
Brighton, Aug. 9-10, (810) 227-5086
which we have no control. Last
Arts, Beats & Eats,
October, in the cute town square of
Pontiac, Aug. 29-Sept. 1,
Woodstock, a microburst, or straight
(248) 334-4600
tornado, blew our tent away with
240 pounds of weights on it. We
made some wonderful new friends
were lucky in that it only took us a
and find artists to be a great group
few hours to pick up the pieces and
with whom to be associated.
put ourselves back in business;
They're friendly and really help
some artists lost their entire display
each other. They even take up col-
along with all of their artwork. But
lections when someone has a per-
even disasters like this have a bit of
sonal illness, fire or tragedy.
an upside. The storm happened at
Like Jewish peddlers of the past,
4:30 a.m., and residents of a nearby
we travel selling our wares. In the
senior citizen building immediately
year 5763, though, we have the
came outside to help clean up. The
advantage of having our own Web
goodness of strangers at a time like
site (www.marcyfeldman.com ), an
this was heartwarming.
addition our ancestors could never
We are always sure to have squirt
have predicted.
bottles of water and a car battery to
which we can hook up an electric
fan to deal with the heat.
Likewise, we have to always
We are the only jew-
be prepared for an unexpect-
elers on the art-fair
ed cold spell or rainstorm, so
circuit who make
we bring jackets, gloves, boots
Judaic pendants. We
and parkas.
display about 25 differ-
Another factor we have learned
ent ones in our showcase.
to deal with is early morning
We initially created Star of
setups. When we have to set up our
David pendants as a result of
display at 5 a.m. for a show that
studying with the Wexner
runs until 9:30 p.m., it makes for a
Heritage Foundation. It is a
very long day.
leadership, Torah-based, study
There are always the shows we
program. Ten years ago we
miss because of the Jewish holidays
attended an alumni retreat on
or family obligations. This year we
the topic of intermarriage. We
will miss one of our favorite shows
learned that we need to identi-
because it falls on the same week-
fy ourselves as Jews. A light-
end that our oldest daughter will
bulb went off in my head and I
graduate from Syracuse University.
said to Michael, "That's it! We
It's turned out to be an interest-
have to make Jewish stars so
ing and enjoyable career. We've
people know who they are and

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