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When Carmel was a small community of artists and bohemians, many studios and living rooms doubled as galleries or performance spaces. With few formal venues available, non-conformist artist and poet, Jeanne D’Orge, and her inventor husband, Carl Cherry, opened their home to share new ideas, creations, and perspectives. Their passion to enrich the community’s culture through support of experimental and intellectual arts has continued over the Cherry Center’s nearly 75-year history.

Our latest exhibit – “Imagining Carmel” – honors the spirit of two such bohemians, featuring the artwork of our founder, Jeanne D’Orge, paired with prose by noted poet and painter Dora Hagemeyer. Ceramics by Brad Schwieger complement the exhibit’s visual and literary storytelling.

“Imagining Carmel” opens Friday, July 29th through Saturday, August 20th, 2022. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00pm or by appointment.

Pictured: Untitled – Jeanne D’Orge, Oil on Glassine


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