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October 2019

“The sound of water ” – The Art of Catching the Moment: A Haiku Writing Workshop

Oct 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

 “The sound of water”—The Art of Catching the Moment, a haiku workshop with poet Elliot Ruchowitz Roberts, will be held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts on October 12th, 2019, from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  The program is open to readers and writers of all levels of experience with haiku. Price for the one-day event is $60. Scholarships are available. For more information or to reserve a ticket, please call (831) 624-7491 or (831) 920-0383. The workshop…

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Literary Reading Exploring Gun Violence and its Aftermath

Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

A literary reading exploring gun violence and its aftermath will be held Friday, October 18th at 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Produced in conjunction with the exhibit, Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with You, a multimedia group exhibit organized by the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, the reading examines issues related to gun violence from a range of perspectives. Celebrated novelist Jane Smiley will be joined by poets Jennifer Lagier, George Lober, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts and…

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Ekphrastic Poetry: Writing Workshop with Jodie Hollander

Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$60

Experience art at a new level and use it to inspire your writing. Internationally-known poet Jodie Hollander teaches this workshop in which participants respond poetically to the Cherry Center's current exhibit. Study examples of celebrated poems that respond to, or were inspired by, art. You will then be led through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art, ultimately leading to a draft of an original poem. The afternoon will include a discussion of poetic techniques such as the…

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November 2019

Monterey Plays with San Francisco

Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm - Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$20 – $25

Monterey Plays, an Arts Council for Monterey County sponsored festival of short and one act plays written by Monterey playwrights. Tickets are $25 for Friday/Saturday performances (7:30 p.m. curtain); and $20 for Sunday matinee performance (2:00 p.m. curtain). Tickets are available on brownpapertickets.com. Friday, Nov. 1/Saturday, Nov. 2: Euterpe by David Norum; Daylight Savings, by Erik Roycraft; Bank Street Blues, by Nina Solomita; He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita; Conversation, by Joe Nance; The Cats by David Norum; And Still I love…

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MCGives 2019

Nov 7 @ 8:00 am - Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

What's this year's 'Big Idea?' As an institution, the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is an enormous idea. Just the knowledge and reassurance the Cherry Center is still here is good for our spiritual health, even if we only set foot through its doors once a year. It has been nearly thirteen years since the Cherry Hall Theater received significant renovation.Improvements will enable the center to offer more shows, more performances and more varied programs. A contribution through the MCGives! program…

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December 2019

Make Merry at The Cherry – pop up art sale

Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm - Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

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 13th, from 4-7 pm. Catch the holiday spirit as you mix and mingle with friends old and new. The event will feature reasonably-priced art by noted local artists Tracey Adams, Ann Artz, Eleen Auvil, Richard Cannon, Jim Dultz, Jay Fitzgerald, Nancy Genn, Ken Hale, Mary Hill, Susan Hyde Greene, Robin Winfield, Jan Wurm, and many more!  We…

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Along Came Betty – Jazz at The Cherry

Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
$25.00

We are pleased to welcome back Along Came Betty to our theater stage for another round of rich, harmonized sax and trumpet, backed by the classic piano, bass, and drums rhythm section. Along Came Betty (Biff Smith, piano; Brian Stock, trumpet and flugelhorn; Paul Tarantino, saxophone; Steve Uccello, bass; Patrick Tregenza, drums) has performed at many local and national jazz venues, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Jazz Festival. Since 1998, they have been celebrating the spirit…

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January 2020

Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

January 1 - April 1
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Over the past twenty-six years, the Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards have inspired hundreds of students to discover classic and contemporary poetry.  The program provides students with an opportunity to master public speaking skills and build self-confidence as they learn the craft of poetry. A reading and awards ceremony honoring the student poets will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd, at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific Street, Monterey. During the ceremony, a certificate of merit, cash award, books of poetry and…

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Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards

January 1 - May 16

Winners of this year's Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards will be honored  during an online ceremony and poetry reading on Saturday, May 16th at 2:00 pm.  To receive access to this Zoom event, please contact our office at cherry_center@yahoo.com. For twenty-six years, our annual program provides students an opportunity to master public speaking skills and build self-confidence as they learn the craft of poetry. The poetry awards were made possible by grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County,…

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Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards: Read Winning Poems 2020

January 1 - June 19

For twenty-six years, the Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards program has provided hundreds of students an opportunity to learn the craft of poetry. A reading and awards ceremony honoring this year's student poets was held Saturday, May 16th, on Zoom. Thank you to all the students, teachers, family and friends who joined us on the call. The poetry awards were made possible by grants from the Arts Council for Monterey County, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Community Foundation…

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