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January 2019

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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June 2019

Celebrating the Cherry – Annual Summer Fundraiser

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$45.00
Celebrating the Cherry 2019 Honorees

Celebrating the Cherry, our annual summer fundraiser, will be held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts on June 22nd, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. This year we are honoring Katie Clare Mazzeo and Brian Taylor for their ongoing  contributions to the arts. The evening will feature wine and lite fare, music and entertainment, plus an exhibit in the gallery highlighting the Cherry Center’s history in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Along with reasonable priced art for sale by local artists, a silent…

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July 2019

Bohemian Summer: The Artwork and Life of Jeanne d’Orge

July 19 - August 3
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Photograph: Picnic in Robinson Canyon, circa 1923. L to R: Alfred Burton, painter William Silva, Jeanne d'Orge, Robinson Jeffers, twins Donnan and Garth Jeffers. Bohemian Summer: The Artwork and Life of Jeanne d’Orge, an exhibition featuring historical photographs, letters, poems, and artwork by the founder of the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, opens Friday, July 19th, and will run through August 3rd, 2019. The exhibit will also include works by Jo Mora and Ephraim Doner. About Jeanne d'Orge (Mrs.…

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August 2019

The Language of Walls

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

"False Awakenings" - VIktor Klinger The Language of Walls, a photography exhibit exploring an array of approaches to walls, opens Friday, August 23rd  with an artists reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel.  The reception is free and the public is invited. Tree and Wall, West Pinnacles, 1985 - Edna Bullock Complex, challenging, and immersive, the exhibit is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. For centuries, across…

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October 2019

Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with You

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

"Stick Up" - Cate White Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with You, a multimedia group exhibit exploring gun violence, continues through Saturday, November 16th.  The exhibit is free and open to the public. Sponsored, in part, by the Monterey Bay Zen Center, the Quakers and the Arts Council for Monterey County, the exhibit includes Bren Ahearn, Adrian Burrell, Enrique Chagoya, Marc D’Estout, Al Farrow, Mildred Howard, Diana Krevsky, John Moore, Jennie Ottinger, Maria Porges, Juan Carlos Quintana, Cate White and Jan…

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Literary Reading Exploring Gun Violence and its Aftermath

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

A literary reading exploring gun violence and its aftermath will be held Friday, October 18th at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Produced in conjunction with the exhibit, Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with You, a multimedia group exhibit organized by the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, the reading examines issues related to gun violence from a range of perspectives. Celebrated novelist Jane Smiley will be joined by poets Jennifer Lagier, George Lober, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts and…

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Ekphrastic Poetry: Writing Workshop with Jodie Hollander

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$60

Experience art at a new level and use it to inspire your writing. Internationally-known poet Jodie Hollander teaches this workshop in which participants respond poetically to the Cherry Center's current exhibit. Study examples of celebrated poems that respond to, or were inspired by, art. You will then be led through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art, ultimately leading to a draft of an original poem. The afternoon will include a discussion of poetic techniques such as the…

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