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December 2017

“A Few of Our Favorite Things” with the Cherry Trio

Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  The Cherry Trio will close our musical programs for 2017 with a performance of baroque and chamber music on Saturday, December 30th at 3:00 p.m. The trio - Elizabeth Gaver, Penny Hanna, and Katie Clare Mazzeo – will explore the different expressions and approaches of European and American composers as they traveled on their musical journeys. The concept of a tonal center gave grounding and direction to the melodies and inner voices surrounding those excursions. Featured music will include works by LeClair,…

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January 2018

“Through Beginners Eyes” – Contemplative Photography

January 12 @ 5:00 pm - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Through Beginner’s Eyes, an exhibit exploring contemplative photography, opens Friday, January 12th  with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Contemplative photography is a method of seeing and photographing the world in ways that reveal a richness and beauty that is often hidden from view. Instead of emphasizing subject matter or the technical aspects of photography, contemplative camera-work accentuates images based upon fresh perception. At turns abstract and abstruse or descriptive and precise, these images…

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Monterey Comedy Improv

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Tragedy, comedy or contemporary culture? It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 26th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel. The troupe take suggestions from the audience from a range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand. Scenes might include star-crossed lovers, sword fights, turkeys, politicians, rhyming couplets, disguises, and asides from the audience. Monterey Comedy Improv have…

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February 2018

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is the touching and human story of a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot,…

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March 2018

“Thinking Out Loud” High School Student Art Exhibition

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - March 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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The Meaning of Life & Other Stuff

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - March 25 @ 2:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

The Meaning of Life & Other Stuff, a new play about life, love and laughter written and directed by Tom Parks, opens March 9th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. Four seasoned actors will play 12 different roles; finding humor and pathos in this crazy, mixed up world. The Meaning of Life opens March 9th, and will run through March 25th, 2018.  Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30PM; Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. Tickets are $25. For tickets…

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April 2018

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

April 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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Dick Whittington – Jazz At The Cherry

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$15

Celebrated jazz pianist, Dick Whittington, will be performing in our gallery on Sunday, April 8th, from 3:00-5:00pm, as part of our ongoing Jazz At The Cherry series.  Whittington, a long-time Big Sur resident, began his career in Los Angeles in the 1950s, playing with such jazz notables as Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hutcherson, and Sonny Criss.  After relocating to Berkeley in the 1960s, he performed with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, James Moody, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, Bobby McFerrin and many others. He was co-founder of…

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Monterey Comedy Improv

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Tragedy, comedy, or contemporary culture?  It makes no difference to the Monterey Comedy Improv, who perform 7:30p.m., Friday, April 13th, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. The troupe will take suggestions from the audience on a wide range of subjects to create a series of scenes and skits using whatever props are at hand. Scenes might include star-crossed lovers, sword fights, turkeys, politicians, rhyming couplets, disguises, and asides from the audience. Monterey Comedy Improv  have gained quite…

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Robert Campbell High School Poetry Contest 2018

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

25TH ANNUAL ROBERT CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL POETRY AWARDS Robert Campbell High School Poetry Awards Ceremony               The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Robert Campbell Monterey High School Poetry Awards. The contest is presented in conjunction with  Thinking Out Loud, a series of programs devoted to high school arts and poetry.  An awards ceremony honoring the student poets will be held at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, at the Monterey Public Library on Pacific…

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