JCCs Charach Gallery Hosts Project Runway Detroit

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Janice Charach Gallery will exhibit high couture by local fashion designers, a runway show with dresses created by a chosen group of teen girls from Detroit and the suburbs, and more than 400 bracelets decorated by artists throughout the world when it hosts “Project Runway: Detroit,” from January 22 – March 8.

This extraordinary new exhibit began when Gallery Director Terri Stearn partnered with Detroit artist and former fashion model Dana Keaton. Keaton worked for three months with 12 girls, teaching them to sew, create and design an entire ensemble for the runway. The results, Stearn says, are “absolutely incredible.”

The girls’ designs will be presented by professional models at a runway show at the gallery on Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Following the girls’ creations, leading fashion designers, including Joe Farris, will present new gowns and outfits, many using upcycled items, on the gallery runway. The afternoon will feature an MC and music from Joe Cornell Entertainment.

Throughout the six-week-long exhibit, the gallery also will showcase more than 400 bracelets designed by local artists.

All items will be for sale.

The Janice Charach Gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays. For information, call the gallery at (248) 432-5448, go to www.jccdet.org or visit the Janice Charach Gallery on Facebook.

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