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May 2018

Exhibition: The Fire in the Wood

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 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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June 2018

“The Fire in the Wood”

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - June 10 @ 2:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$20

The Fire in the Wood, an original play presented by the Unicorn Theatre, will open a six performance run on Friday, June 1st, at the Cherry Hall Theater, Carmel. Written by Peter Thabit Jones and directed by Carey Crockett, the play looks into the life and influence of artist and sculptor Edmund Kara. The production portrays Edmund's relationship to his art and to the dramatic Big Sur Coast. Edmund, the sculptor of the Phoenix Bird at Nepenthe and the bust of Elizabeth Taylor for the…

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Paul Contos & Friends

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25

Jazz At The Cherry is proud to present Monterey Jazz Festival educators and performing artists Paul Contos, and father and son duo, Bob and Kyle Athayde, on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 3:00-5:00pm. Contos has been with the MJF since 1984 and has been their Director of Education since 2011.  He received Down Beat Magazine’s “Jazz Education Achievement Award” in 2017 and was also honored by the Arts Council for Monterey County as a “Champion Arts Educator” in 2015. An outstanding saxophone and flute…

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Celebrating the Cherry 2018 – Annual Fundraiser June 23rd

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Celebrating the Cherry, our annual summer fundraiser, will be held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts on June 23rd, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Monies raised will help us continue to provide quality artistic, educational and cultural programs for the residents of Monterey County. The evening will feature food and wine, nonstop entertainment, and photos highlighting the Cherry Center's 70 year history in Carmel-by-the-Sea.This year we are honoring Professor Emeritus Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Monterey Peninsula College, and Art Curator Amy Essick, Montage Health/Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, for…

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July 2018

In the Family of Things

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

  In the Family of Things, a poetry reading and conversation with George Lober, Kathryn Petruccelli and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, will be presented in the Cherry Theater on July 27th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation for the evening is $15.00. In her poem “Wild Geese,” Mary Oliver writes that the world calls to us like wild geese, announcing our place “in the family of things.”   Poets George Lober, Kathryn Petruccelli and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts will explore the ways in which poetry…

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August 2018

An Evening with Devaji

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Join a master spiritual teacher for meditation, a talk, and Q&A to discover the astounding truth that love is your very nature. Devaji's teachings, which are rooted in the nondual tradition of Ramana Maharshi and the devotional path of Ramakrishna, invite us to use life's reflection to discover the passion, beauty and love of pure Being. He has been guiding those committed to a spiritual path for nearly 20 years.  $15 suggested donation. A retreat at the Center for Spiritual…

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The Crow Flies Backwards

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - September 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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Nice Fish

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - August 12 @ 2:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Paraphrase Productions proudly presents Nice Fish in the Cherry Hall Theater on Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday,  August 12th, at 2:00p.m. From Mark Rylance and the works of prose poet Louis Jenkins is a story of seeking something that can swallow a person whole. Two old friends go ice fishing and discuss life, regret, love, and the tranquility of being in nature. According to the director, Alex Thibeau, this play encapsulates “the powerful experience…

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Feleboga

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Feleboga will perform a concert of old-time music from the Appalachians on Friday, August 24th, at 7:00 pm at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel. Feleboga (fiddle bows) is a band from Norway, composed of family members Mattias Thedens  (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Elizabeth Gaver (fiddle, vocals), and Hans-Hinrich Thedens (guitar, banjo, vocals). Tickets are $15.00, available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (831) 624-7491. After living in Johnson City for several months in 2004, they have returned to the…

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September 2018

The Life and Work of Watercolor Artist Rollin Pickford

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Arts Habitat Presents Arts in Progress Curator and Art Administrator, Melissa Pickford, will give a talk and screen the PBS film, Master of Light: The Life and Watercolors of Rollin Pickford in the Cherry Hall Theater on Wednesday, September 5th, at 6:00PM. Through original paintings, video, and music, enjoy a daughter’s intimate portrait of her father’s extraordinary life and legacy. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Arts Habitat at…

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