Sunday, March 29, 2009

Glass Reunion '09

Today was the opening of Glass Reunion '09. What am amazing successful opening. Over 100 people came to hear Herb Babcock speak on our wonderful Michigan glass community. Several of the CCS students and alumni were there to speak about their glass. What an amazing day! I couldn't have done it without the help of Hillary, Diane and the newest addition to our gallery installation team, Jack! Now let's kick back and enjoy MICHIGAN GLASS MONTH 2009.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Can't make it to Michigan for our opening this Sunday? Join us live via the internet for our Glass Reunion '09 opening. Use the following address to see what is happening in our beautiful gallery. type this address exactly, there is no www in the address.

So if you are in London in your pajamas or at the beach in Tel Aviv, you can still be at our opening!!

See you in Cyberspace!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

and the wall came tumbling down.......

Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Hey Hey Hey...Goodbye!

The wall is gone, just a little clean up (or maybe a big clean-up) and we are ready to set up all the wonderful glass the students and alumni from CCS have dropped off! See you at the opening!!

Sunday March 29, 2 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

All good walls must come down eventually!

It's official, the beautiful huge wall that was built for one of our exhibitions this past Autumn is coming down. This wall was constructed in 5 days by 4 workman...and one special lady of course. We are preparing for the glass show, and as much as we loved this wall and it's extra hanging space, it just isn't fitting our daily gallery needs. So adios GREAT WALL OF CHARACH.....we enjoyed highlighting you in our beautiful gallery.

As the wall comes down, the glass comes in and here we go again! Did we mention that we love this job!!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Haggadah scavenger hunt

Today we had Rabbi Finkelman's class from the Frankel Jewish Academy at the gallery. The students watched a video on the Sarajevo Haggadah. We discussed the importance of the Haggadah, and how it managed to survive all these years. The class then went on a Haggadah scavenger hunt. Thanks for coming and visiting!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sherrill Berman Children's Art Program

Today in the gallery we had artist in residence Lesley Serri here making stained glass seder plates with the 4th, 5th and 6th grades at Temple Israel's religious school. The children had such a great time with their creations. Many made traditional seder plates, while some got really funky creative with theirs. Everyone had such a good time! Thank you again to the Berman Family for allowing us to bring these amazing free programs to the children in our community!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Irwin Alterman lecture

This past Sunday, we had a wonderful lecture at the Charach gallery. Irwin Alterman, the guest curator of the current exhibit, (The Fifth Question, Why so Many Haggadot?) spoke to us about his outstanding collection of Haggadot. He spoke of the history of the Haggadah, the things that made Haggadot different from one another, and the things that all Haggadahs must have. He even told us how a 5 year old would be able to tell if it was indeed a traditional Haggadah. Irwin also spoke of the illustrations, including depictions of Hitler as the Evil son, and how the Prague Haggadah illustrations are still commonly used today. (thanks to not having a copyright) He showed examples of how in one depiction of the Four Sons, it illustrates that a part of all of us individually, is in each son. He showed beautiful examples of different borders in the haggadot, and invited people to leaf threw some of his collection.

We would like to Thank Irwin and his fiancee Marilyn for helping us bring this wonderful exhibit to life!

A special thank you goes out to Larry and Andi Wolfe, Stanley Frankel, and Paula and Lou Glazier for allowing us to include their items in the exhibit as well.