The Carl Cherry Center’s art galleries offer original exhibitions of painting, sculpture, fine craft, printmaking and photography as well as displays of works by the center’s founder, Jeanne D’Orge.
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts showcases diverse visiting artists in year-round gallery exhibits. The majority of exhibits are curated by the center, and range from historical to contemporary art, including painting, photography, ceramics, assemblage and sculpture.
The Cherry emphasizes work by emerging and experimental artists from the Monterey Bay area, with regional and community shows and exhibits generated by theme. Dedicated to fostering curiosity and artistry in young people, the Carl Cherry Center hosts an annual high school art exhibit, celebrating the talent of area high school students, and sponsors the annual Monterey County High School Poetry Awards.
Cherry Hall theater presents eclectic readings, discussions, plays, film series and musical performances, many of which are focused on the nature of art itself.
Malcolm at the Movies is a showcase for innovation on screen. Engage with filmgoers and host Malcolm Weintraub as you view landmark works of cinematography in the intimate Cherry Hall theater, equipped with state-of-the-art rear-projection screening.
A written-word performance series that continues the Cherry’s tradition of staged readings, the series brings together local literary authorities, stage directors and acting talents for one evening a month of curated short-story readings, each night centered on a theme.