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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Mission

The mission of the Cherry Center is to enhance the quality and diversity of artistic, educational and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging public programs and interactions between artists and the community. Accordingly, the Cherry Center theater and art gallery provide visibility and support to emerging and established artists, dramatists, writers, educators and musicians by presenting exhibits and programs that cast light on contemporary issues, both aesthetic and social.

The Big Idea

The mission of the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality and diversity of artistic, educational and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging interactions between artists and the community. The Center is working on the preservation of the institution itself amid the many struggles it has faced during the pandemic. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the nonprofit, with programs, theater productions and events all postponed or canceled throughout summer 2020 and beyond. The arts can help us meet and digest something that may seem too large and formidable to process. During this time, when the community has so much to face, the Cherry Center is developing online programs to boost and encourage audience development and artistic support.

I appreciate that you came to our class to teach about poetry. Before yesterday, poetry was one of the things I simply dreaded or didn't simply didn't like because it seemed too difficult. Now I'm reminded how fun and interesting writing can be. It changed the way I look at the world and my own life. Thank you, Mr. Roberts, for teaching how much fun reading and writing can be!

- Julio Moreno