Janice Charach Gallery


Located in the Jewish Community Center of West Bloomfield, the Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions of Jewish and non-Jewish established and emerging artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts, photography and more. Educational programs also are offered. The Gallery is endowed by Natalie & Manny Charach, in their daughter's memory.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition

March 15 - April 29, 2015
Opening reception: Sunday, March 15 1-4
Lecture and book signing by Ferdinand Hampson: Sunday, March 15 noon in Handleman Hall

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Oval Shift, Herb Babcock

Over the Waves, Janet Kelman

Cities:Departure & Deviation; Detail, Norwood Viviano

Pelts of Achievement, Adam Sanzenbacher

Untitled, Leslie Patron

The Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass are pleased to present the first Michigan Regional Glass exhibition since 1983. This prestigious exhibit will be juried by Ferdinand Hampson, founder and president of Habatat Galleries, and will feature work by the most creative, innovative and skilled glass artists from throughout Michigan and Ohio. The exhibit includes a historical display of regionally made glass pieces from private collections.

With works by: Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Kevin P Carlin, Mat Cat, Maxwell Davis, Niko Dimitrijevic, John Fletcher, Kim Harty, David Helm, Alli Hoag, Janet Kelman, Shawn Messenger, Lucille Olechowski, Matthew J. Paskiet, Leslie Patron, Loraine Ruetz, Kristine Rumman, Adam Sanzenblacher, Ian Schmidt, Jack Schmidt, Tim Southward, Tim Stover, Brien Strancar, Stephen Szymanski, Adam Thomas, Ryan Thompson, Marc VandenBerg, Norwood Viviano, April Wagner, Leah Waldo, Andrew Wu, Albert Young, Ian Zapico

Mary Ann Grauf in the Side Gallery

Detroit artist Mary Ann Grauf has been working in ceramics for more than 30 years. She serves as adjunct faculty with the College for Creative Studies.

“I’m fascinated with multiple formats and their spatial relationships. My goal is to create personal awareness, by continually exploring different visual and organic elements. The form and the color establish a tension created by the interplay of light and the manipulation of space. My goal in generating a concept becomes a quest to explore to the maximum and occasionally beyond.”

-Mary Ann Grauf

Jewelry, fused glass, ceramics, clothing, frames, teas, soaps and more can be found in our recently stocked Gallery Shop. Each piece is designed and hand crafted local artists. We are the perfect stop to pick up a gift or something special for yourself.

Salvaged wood frames
by Mutual Adoration

Painted Chamsa on fused glass wine bottle
by Lauren Cohen

Circuit board and sterling silver cufflinks

Fused glass clocks and tiles by Nina Cambron
by Nina Cambron

Micro macramé jewelry
by Hypknotica

Our Mission
The Janice Charach Gallery provides a forum for the creation, exhibition and interpretation of visually oriented media. We promote works of fine art created by Jewish and non-Jewish artists providing unique opportunities for emerging and acknowledged artists.

Janice Charach

June 30, 1950 - June 16, 1989

The Janice Charach Gallery at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield was established and named in the memory of the daughter of Natalie and Manny Charach. A talented and recognized artist, Janice passed away from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June of 1989. She was 38 years old.