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Let’s Talk Environment: Art Exhibition on Climate Change

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICH (WXYZ) — W. Bloomfield’s Janice Charach Gallery presents “Speaking of the environment, a unique multidisciplinary art exhibition that addresses today’s critical conversation about our changing climate. The exhibit, which opened Jan. 16 and runs through March 3, is a multi-sensory spectacle featuring the work of 14 accomplished artists from Michigan and across the country. Informed by the findings of leading researchers, scientists and climate activists, these artists have responded with exciting new works in a variety of media.

A focal point of the exhibition will be a large-scale sculptural piece suspended from the second story skylight to the first floor of the distinctive 5,000 square foot Charach Gallery. The second floor will house a Tree of Life light sculpture. The gallery will be filled with colorful paintings, collages and a mural, as well as provocative sculptures and installations. The Charach Gallery is located at 6600 W. Maple Road, inside the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit.

“Let’s talk about the environment” is open to the public free of charge until March 3.

This ground-breaking exhibition was brought together through the collaboration of three well-known Michigan multidisciplinary artists and independent curators, Laura Earle, Leslie Sobel and Olivia Guterson.

The exhibiting artists are: Nancy Cohen, Justin Cox, Jana Dietsch-Wingels, Kate Dodd, Laura Earle, Tracey Easthope, Elizabeth Barick Fall, Susan Hoffman Fishman, Gina R. Furnari, Olivia Guterson, Trisha Schultz, Leslie Sobel, Laurie Wechter, and Laura Quattrocchi. Their works include many different materials, from paint to handmade papers, recycled plastics, living plants and unusual assembly items like fire alarms and saw blades.

The gallery is located in the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. Gallery hours are Sunday through Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information on the exhibition and the gallery www.charachgallery.org or call 248-432-5579.