Upcoming Exhibit:

The Most Beautiful Mistake You Can Make
June 3 – 24, 2022
Reception: June 3rd, 5 – 7 pm – free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4 pm or by appointment

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 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 [...]

Silents: Before Movies Talked

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - July 10 @ 2:00 pm

A new play by writer-director Tom Parks. Hollywood! All the glitz, the glamour, the pulse, and the romance of the movies! One of America’s most honored film critics said it: “Everything I know I learned at the movies.” So true for the millions of people the world over who celebrate each occasion they step in [...]

The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts recognizes the talent of Monterey County high school students in our yearly art exhibition, Thinking Out Loud, and its sister program, the Robert Campbell Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. 

2022 Thinking Out Loud Art Exhibition

2022 Robert Campbell Poetry Awards

Poets-In-Schools Program