Clear about what his life's work is supposed to be, Jeff Tortorelli couldn't be happier.
If the truth be told, it is not just the hand of God that worshippers feel when they attend church or synagogue. Man’s hand is also very present, and one hand, in particular, Jeff Tortorelli’s. For many year’s Tortorelli owned a liturgical art and design studio on Arrow Highway in San Dimas before moving his […]
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