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“Nothing but Blue Skies,” an exhibit exploring the American West and cowboy culture, opens Friday, April 7th at the Carl Cherry Center. A reception for the artists and photographers will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit includes artwork by eminent American western painter Maynard Dixon (1875-1946), Napa painter Beverly Wilson and sculpture by Kris Swanson. Photography will include images by Mary Aiu, Suzanne Dorrance, Jay Fitzgerald, Richard Field Levine, and Chester Ng. The exhibition will showcase a broad range of styles and themes, combining the exploration of Western art and photography in a variety of mediums and motifs. Artwork and photography featured in the exhibition range in style, intention and time period, but all of share an evocation of the American West. At turns abstract and ambiguous or descriptive and precise, these images endeavor to describe the essence of the American West in subtle and unexpected ways.

The exhibit runs through May 5th, 2017, and can be seen Wednesday through Friday from 11 to 4 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. The Carl Cherry Center is located at the corners of Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. Information: (831) 624-7491. 

Image: Chester Ng

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