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Celebrating the Cherry, our annual summer fundraiser, will be held at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts on June 22nd, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. This year we are honoring Katie Clare Mazzeo and Brian Taylor for their ongoing  contributions to the arts.

The evening will feature wine and lite fare, music and entertainment, plus an exhibit in the gallery highlighting the Cherry Center’s history in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Along with reasonable priced art for sale by local artists, a silent auction, and a raffle showcasing a collection of fine wines. Monies raised will help provide quality artistic, educational and cultural programs for the residents of Monterey County.  Tickets for the event are $45, available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling (831) 624-7491. To make a donation to The Cherry, please use this link.

Meet our Honorees:

Katie Clare Mazzeo has performed in solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and the U.S., including a tour of Iceland in a series of concerts with members of the Boston symphony. She has performed and lectured at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester as part of an international symposium on the Biology of Music,  and has taught piano at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Longy School of Music. Katie Clare was a featured performer on fortepiano at the Schubert Festival at San Francisco State University and has given numerous concerts on both fortepiano and harpsichord with the ensemble Zeitgeist 1800, as well as performances at MusicSources in Berkeley, the Old First Church in San Francisco, and the Colton Hall Candlelight Series in Monterey.

Brian Taylor is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th Century printing techniques, mixed media, and handmade books. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows. Taylor is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California. He received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and served as a professor of Photography for over 30 years, and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University.

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