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

Terry Lee Dill “Mind in Transition: A Retrospective”

January 11-February 19
Opening reception: Sunday January 11
Noon-4 p.m.

Award-winning local artist Terry Lee Dill will exhibit 30 years of his work.

Dill earned a BFA in painting and sculpture from Drake University, and an MA and MFA in sculpture from the University of Iowa. He also holds an MA in architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and he has won various scholarships in sculpture and architecture from, and presented lectures at universities around the country.

Dill’s artwork consists of a range of disciplines and materials. He has studied engineering, architecture and nature, all of which have influenced and serve as a narrative for how he thinks of sculpture on a monumental scale.

This exhibit will include drawings, photographs, sculpture and his newest series of work in blown glass. View Dill’s artwork at www.terryleedill.com.


Terry Lee Dill will host a tour of his exhibition at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 25. RSVP at 248.432.5579 to attend.


*Please note that Deborah Kashdan exibit is running at the same time.

Side Gallery Artist - Deborah Kashdan

Detroit artist Deborah Kashdan describes herself as “a commentator on the urban scene, a reporter of worlds in paint.” Her works both reflect and abstract the world, so that viewers must decide where the reality ends and the fantasy begins.

At the same time, Kashdan’s paintings are precise and detailed, with careful attention to color, balance and composition.

Vibrant and thought-provoking, Kashdan’s images reflect her philosophy that “if you can change how people see, you can change how people think.”


Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition

March 15- April 29, 2015

The Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass are pleased to present the first Michigan Regional Glass exhibition since 1983. This exhibition is open to residents of the Toledo area, Windsor area and Michigan. From functional to non-functional, we celebrate everything that glass has to offer. Mixed media welcome, but the majority of the artwork has to be glass and original in concept by the artist.

This exhibition will be juried by Ferdinand Hampson.

We are accepting submissions for this exhibition. Click Here for online Submission Form

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

Fused glass birds
by Alysa Diebolt

Granulation earrings
by Christine Bossler

Fused glass clocks and tiles by Nina Cambron
by Nina Cambron

Ceramic Tzedakah box
by Linda Schwartz

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.