Located in the Jewish Community Center of West Bloomfield, the Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions of Jewish and non-Jewish emerging artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts, photography and more. Educational programs also are offered. As a tribute to Janice Charach's relationship with the College for Creative Studies, the Gallery also hosts annual shows in cooperation with CCS. The Gallery is endowed by Natalie & Manny Charach, in their daughter's memory.
Art, Sport and Cupcakes Mixed media paintings by Jessica Kovan
“Daily gratitudes are woven into the tapestry of Jewish thought. They are the quiet moments,
the brief laughs and the small miracles that regularly occur around us. On days when life seems
a bit too heavy, we are reminded to be thankful for these gifts.”
– Jessica Kovan
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 5-8 p.m. Exhibit continues through Thursday, September 11
Daily Gratitudes: Art, Sport and Cupcakes Mixed media paintings by Jessica Kovan July 17-September 11, 2014
In the Main Gallery
The JPM Masters Please join us for an exhibit of extraordinary new paintings
by the JPM’s Farber Art Class, taught by Harriet Gelfond July 17-August 13, 2014
In the Upper Gallery
Featuring Teresa Petersen in the Side Gallery Be sure to visit our Side Gallery, showcasing a new and upcoming artist
whose works are shaping, reflecting and defining the world today.
Teresa Petersen, who lives and works in Detroit, loves old magazines and junk, which inspired her decision to create collage and assemblage pieces. She finds most items for her art in thrift stores, hardware shops and, of course, along the curb on bulk trash day.
Exhibit sponsored by the following Janice Charach Gallery
Colburn Family Fund | Marsha & Harry Eisenberg Fund | Louis D. Grossman
Memorial Fund | Harold & Myrtle Lenhoff Fund | Don & Elayne Ritten Fund |
William R. Ross Art & Education Fund | H. Soble Museum/Gallery Fund
The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation presents: Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman
Curated by Jill Vexler, Ph.D
This exhibition presents one partisan’s wartime story. Joining the partisans was Faye Schulman’s path to survival and her chance to avenge the deaths of her family members. Being a partisan became Faye’s way of life. Her life is a representative of thousands of others, with one extraordinary difference: Faye had a camera. She documented partisan life from 1942 to 1944, in what is now the Republic of Belarus. Her photographs transport us into the forests and field hospitals. They let us feel the icy winters and the warmth of the camaraderie that united these brave fighters.
The exhibit is made possible by Thomas & Johanna Baruch, the Epstein/Roth Foundation, the Purjes Foundation, the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the Holocaust Council of UJA Metro West, and Diane & Howard Wohl.
“Pictures of Resistance” will open in October 2014
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
Sterling silver and brick cufflinks
by Christine Bossler
by Mr. Sogs
by My Secret Stash
Painted Chamsa on fused glass wine bottle by Lauren Cohen
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.
June 30, 1950 - June 16, 1989
The Janice Charach Gallery at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield was named in 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.