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May 2017

“Storied Paper”

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Storied Paper, an exhibit exploring the range and diversity of artwork on paper by California and nationally-known artists, opens Friday, May 19th with an artists' reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Paper is almost always the repository where art begins. Paper is the substance that receives the hint of an idea and finds its first outward realization.  Yet paper can also support the most complex and layered of processes—watercolor, lithography and print—and be…

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June 2017

“Meaning Made Visible”

Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm - Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

Meaning Made Visible, a three-person exhibit exploring varied approaches toward nonobjective painting, opens Friday, June 30th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 30th. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition explores the diverse approaches to nonobjective art from three varied perspectives. From the contemplative canvases of Paul Seftel to the forceful brushwork of Linda Simmel and the enigmatic spatial…

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August 2017

Monterey at 60! A Visual Feast

Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm - Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Monterey at 60! A Visual Feast, an exhibit exploring 60 years of Monterey Jazz Festival posters, opens Friday, August 18th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 18th. The event is free and open to the public. Showcasing six decades of Monterey Jazz Festival images, Monterey at 60! tells the story of the festival through its graphic imagery and photographic moments, capturing the experience through posters, program…

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October 2017

“chatter”

Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm - Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

"chatter," an exhibition by George Raggett and Pilar Conde, opens October 6th, 2017 with an artists' reception from 5:00 - 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. For this exhibition, Raggett and Conde's work examines - literally - the structural devices of discourse.  The works illuminate, privilege, and fetishize formal elements of our current communication systems.  Unlike email, texting, and twitter feeds, the artworks lack actual words, phrases, sentences, or questions, instead remaining open to interpretation.  Under the…

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Celebrating the Cherry

Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Celebrating the Cherry,” our annual fall fundraiser, will take place in our gallery on Saturday, October 14th, from 4:00 to 7:00PM   The event will honor our executive director, Robert Reese, for his ongoing commitment to fostering non-commercial, contemporary artistic expression in Monterey County. We’ve put together a guaranteed showstopper, with a magician, music, tarot reader, silent auction, and stellar food and wine. Please be sure to join us for this festive event! Tickets are $45, available through BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491.  …

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November 2017

The Merging of Difference and Unity – Three Artists Approaching Abstraction

Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm - Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Wave - Kim Campbell,  brass screen, patina, 18 x 18 The Merging of Difference and Unity, a three-person exhibit exploring varied approaches toward non-objective painting, opens Friday, November 17th, with an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition explores the diverse methods and attitudes towards non-objective art from three varied perspectives. From the forceful brushwork of Yari Ostovany to the contemplative canvases of Jeanne D’Orge (Mrs. Carl Cherry) and the enigmatic…

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December 2017

Director’s Cut

Dec 11 @ 8:00 am - Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm

Director's Cut: Purchase Holiday Presents!  Director's Cut, a three-day “pop-up” exhibit of recent paintings, photography and ceramic sculpture by board members and artistic friends of the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, will be held December 14th through December 16th. A reception will be held Friday, December 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.  The event is free and open to the public. All work will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.…

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March 2018

“Thinking Out Loud” High School Student Art Exhibition

Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm - Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Pictured above, "Self Portrait" Jordan Goodwin, York School.   Thinking Out Loud, an exhibition of Monterey County high school student art, will be displayed in our gallery through March 24th, 2018.  This year, over 100 students participated in our event.  Below are photos of student artists with their work, taken at the show's opening on March 3rd. We would like to thank Allegro Pizza in the Barnyard and Il Fornaio in downtown Carmel for helping make our student artists' open house…

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April 2018

“Jeanne’s Kitchen” Art Meets Food at the Cherry Center

Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Jeanne’s Kitchen, an exhibit devoted to food and cuisine, will be served-up April 6th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. The show will open with an artists' reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will feature painting, sculpture and photography that examines our multifaceted relationship with food. While eating is generally a mundane daily routine, the exhibition considers how we find our food, with whom we consume it, and what meaning is created…

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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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