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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 Edmund 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…

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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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