Since its inception in 2005, The Glass Ribbon Project has been a catalyst for using art to do good and promote healing in the face of adversity. Conceived as a way for the community to rally around loved ones fighting against breast cancer, individuals, groups, and organizations have participated in the free program as both a fundraiser and friendraiser.
With his recent diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer, Glass Ribbon has taken on a new and very personal life for artist and founder Gary Rosenthal. Seeing this as a chance to transform his situation into something that does good, Gary is bringing this concept to the Pancreatic Cancer community and hopes to share the healing power of art to as many as possible.
Creating glass “strength stones” with loved ones is a therapeutic activity for those going through treatment, and those stones can be shared with friends and families as a physical and symbolic connection of support, love, and healing. Knowing that you and your community are all holding onto a stone made from the same sheet of glass you all worked on together can be meaningful and powerful experience.
Gary is sharing his strength, drawn from art and community, to those who need it most.