Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Loading Events
Find Events

Upcoming Events › Cherry Hall Theater

April 2017

2017 Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /

    The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts and the Monterey County Public Library are pleased to announce the 2017 Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. Certificates of merit, cash awards and books of poetry will be awarded at a reading and ceremony honoring the student poets at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 29th, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

    As part of Thinking Out Loud, the Cherry Center’s annual exhibit devoted to high school arts, the poetry awards encourages the art and practice of poetry by offering workshops to high school students throughout Monterey County.

    The program provides students with an opportunity to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn to write poetry. Now in its 24th year, the poetry awards have inspired hundreds of high school students to discover classic and contemporary poetry.

    Additionally, an anthology celebrating the work of contributing students will be published by the Cherry Center. The poetry awards are held in conjunction with the Cherry Center’s annual high school art exhibit, Thinking Out Loud.

    This program is made possible, in part, through grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County, through funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Harden Foundation, the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary, Volunteer Services for Monterey County and the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Store.

    The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is located at the corners of 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. Information: (831) 624-7491.

    Web site:

    May 2017

    Bruce Forman – The Red Guitar: a jazz libretto

    TWO SHOWS!:  6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    The Red Guitar: a jazz libretto is Bruce Forman’s perspective into the life of a musician, and an exploration of the creative process.

    Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust. Bruce Forman’s “The Red Guitar” is all that more. It draws on Forman’s decades of experience as a formidable jazz guitarist and his considerable skill as a storyteller and teacher, producing a work that is greater than the sum of its dazzling parts.

    A story in and about jazz, The Red Guitar showcases Bruce Forman’s genre—breaking inventiveness and his ability to improvise and create within a classical form. Enlisting the full power of the jazz idiom and integrating it with seasoned and provocative story-telling, he confronts the dilemma of artistic obsession face-to-face—by creating a work of art that simultaneously explores and demonstrates the hold that music has over its most ardent followers, the hold that poses itself as a life-or-death, must-be-solved-question to Forman and his ilk: “The Red Guitar. Do you play it…or does it play you?

    Tickets are $20, available at


    + Export Listed Events