Janice Charach Gallery

The Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring Jewish and non-Jewish, established and emerging artists. Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts and photography. The gallery also presents educational programs and is home to a shop with works by local artists. The Gallery is endowed by Natalie & Manny Charach, in their daughter’s memory.

Current Exhibition

Mosaic Arts International (May 4 - June 15)
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4 | 6-9 p.m.

The 16th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. But, regardless of the style, colors, textures, materials, or vision, each of the works exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.

Mosaic Arts International 2017 will be presented at the Janice Charach Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, in West Bloomfield, Michigan from May 4 – June 15, 2017. The exhibition will be comprised of a juried exhibit featuring the best in contemporary fine art mosaics from SAMA’s diverse international membership as well as a special invitational exhibition of the work of Verdiano Marzi.

The Mosaic Arts International: Fine Art exhibition will feature the work of the following artists:

Lilian Broca, Vancouver, BC Canada | Sandra Bryant, Lynden, Washington | Kathy Burk, Boseman, Montana | Sandi Burt, Cameron Park, California | Patty Chapman, Wilson, Wyoming | David Chidgey, San Antonio, Texas | Darcel Deneau, Novi, Michigan | Christopher Elam, Bloomington, Indiana | Deb Englebaugh, Mercer, Pennsylvania | Scott Fitzwater, Portland, Oregon | Elizabeth Gallery, Santa Barbara, California | Etty Hasak, Chicago, Illinois | Valerie Hollstein, Salt Lake City, Utah | Caitlin Hughes, Winmalee, NSW Australia | Kate Kerrigan, Bend, Oregon | Toyoharu Kii, Toyko, Japan | Kelley Knickerbocker, Seattle, Washington | Valerie McGarry, Bowmanville, ON Canada | Laurie Mika, Encinitas, California | Pauline Mills, Lubbock, Texas | Shawn Newton, Lake Worth, Florida | Rachel Sager, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania | Peggy Schuning, Cincinnati, Ohio | Joan Schwartz, Huntington Woods, Michigan | Marian Shapiro, Glenbrook, NSW Australia | Lillian SIzemore, Madison, Wisconsin | Julie Sperling, Kitchener, ON Canada | Angela Sanders, Los Altos, California | Cathy Taylor, Brantford, ON Canada | Aida Valencia, Tijuana Baja, Mexico | Donna Van Hooser, Prairie Village, Kansas | Casey Van Loon, Chicago, Illinois | Liliana Waisman, Argentina | Anabella Wewer, Macungie, Pennsylvania

michigan glass janice charach gallery jcc of metro detroit
Mosaic Arts International 2017, Invitational Artist Verdiano Marzi
Prehiera Prayer
150cm hx 100cm w
smalti, gold, dalle de verre


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

The Janice Charach Gallery at the JCC 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.

janice charach jcc of metro detroit


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