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May 2018

Exhibition: The Fire in the Wood

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

The Fire in the Wood, an exhibit exploring the life and art of the legendary Big Sur sculptor Edmond Kara, opens Friday, May 18th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts with a reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Considered one of Big Sur’s most illustrious and secretive artists, Edmund Kara started his career in the wardrobe and costume departments of Universal and Paramount Studios during the 1950s, later becoming a clothing designer…

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August 2018

The Crow Flies Backwards

Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm - Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

"The Crow Flies Backwards" - Deanna Forbes   The Crow Flies Backwards, an exhibit exploring approaches to Zen koans, opens Friday, August 10th, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts with a reception from 5:00 - 7:00PM. The event is free and open to the public. Koans represent the saying of Zen teachers, as collected centuries ago in Tang China.  Koan  (Japanese) literally means “public case” (as in legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have relevance for modern…

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September 2018

Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour

Sep 29 @ 11:00 am - Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

  The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts will be stop #38 on the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour on September 29th and 30th, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free tour is a self-guided journey of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout Carmel and the Carmel Valley. The tour will extend to Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North & South County locations on October 6th and 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year, participating artists include Peter Hiller…

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October 2018

“You’d Be Prettier If You Smiled” – Identity, Gender and Dissonance

Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm - Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

The Carl Cherry Center’s next exhibition, You’d Be Prettier if You Smiled: Identity, Gender and Dissonance, opens Friday, October 19th, with an artists’ reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. For this exhibit, Gail Enns selected works by the Temple Sisters, Susan Abbott Martin, and Maria Porges that open an important conversation about the enduring struggle women face in contemporary society. You’d Be Prettier if You Smiled, Identity, Gender and Dissonance furthers the dialog begun…

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December 2018

Make Merry at The Cherry Celebration – pop-up art sale

Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts invites you to their annual 'pop-up' art fundraiser and holiday celebration, Make Merry at the Cherry, on Friday, December 14th, from 5-8 pm in the gallery on Fourth Avenue and Guadalupe Street, Carmel. Photograph by Ken Parker Catch the holiday spirit as you mix and mingle with friends old and new. The event will feature reasonably-priced art by Robin Winfield, Jan Wagstaff, Peter Hiller, Mary Hill, Dixie Dixon, Ken Parker, Richard Cannon, Mary Liz Houseman, Jim Castelle, Diane Cailliet,…

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January 2019

Partita Time! – The Cherry Trio

January 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

PARTITA TIME!   The Cherry Trio -- Elizabeth Gaver (violin), Penny Hanna (viola da gamba) and Michael Peterson (harpsichord) offers a toast to the new year with “Partita Time” on January 1st, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. After the fireworks, but before the wine! Featuring some of the finest composers of the Baroque era, this year’s concert also highlights some lesser-knowns, including fire-y Vivaces and Arisoso variations by Buxtehude, a sparkling assortment of French dances by Senaillé, a sizzling sonata by Krieger, The…

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Paper: Pressed, Printed, Sliced and Creased

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Paper: Pressed, Printed, Sliced and Creased, an exhibit exploring the range and diversity of artwork on paper, opens Friday, January 11th, with an artists reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition focuses on works on paper, including prints, illustrated books, and selected drawings that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself. Paper is almost always the place where art begins and is the substance that receives the hint…

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March 2019

Thinking Out Loud – Monterey County High School Student Art Exhibition

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:00 pm

Thinking Out Loud, our annual  Monterey County high school student art exhibition, opens Saturday, March 2nd, with an artist reception from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Cherry Center’s gallery on Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit can be seen through March 23rd, 2019, during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday noon to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment. This program is made possible in part through…

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April 2019

Hot House: An Exhibit of Botanicals

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - May 4 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

 Hot House, an exhibit of botanicals celebrating the abundance of spring, opens April 5th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. "Flora 24" - Stacy Frank This exhibit is a euphoric visual landscape of flora and fauna, featuring a range of media---works strong in color, eccentric in design, and loaded with enthralling details. Media used to create botanical…

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May 2019

Color Theory: The Art of Color at the Cherry Center

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Color Theory, an exhibit  exploring the application of color in paintings by Lucas Blok and Mel Prest, opens Friday, May 17th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held at the center from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition examines the use of color from two separate, but related, perspectives: the large vibrant color fields of Monterey’s Lucas Blok and Mel Prest, a…

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