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The Most Beautiful Mistake You Can Make, an exhibit exploring errors, omissions and faults in art, opens Friday, June 3rd at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. A reception for the artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Cherry Center is located at the corner of 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel.

The exhibit intends to emphasis how random errors can become an artistic catalyst to an aesthetically complete work of art.  In some folk art traditions artists insert “intentional” errors into handmade textiles as a gesture to the perfection of divinity—or, at least, the imperfection of humans. In the Japan, the practice of “kintsugi” (gold splicing) uses errors to enhance ceramics. Instead of discarding marred vessels, practitioners of the art repair broken items with a golden adhesive that enhances the break lines, making the piece unique. Abstract Expressionism is built on enhancing and using errors in painting.

The exhibit will include recent artwork by Tracey Adams, Rob Barnard, Allen D. Carter, Laurel Farrin, Judith Foosaner, Nancy Genn, Francie Hester, Barbara Johnson, Tom Nakashima, Sammy Peters, Tony Sheeder, Mark Tanous, and The Temple Sisters.

The exhibit can be seen Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 to 4 p.m. or by appointment through June 25th. Visit online exhibit HERE.

Pictured: “Kintsugi” – Tracey Adams,  Encaustic, Collage and Japanese Papers on Panel, 45 in. x 45 in.

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