November Arts, Briefly

Now that the election is safely and successfully behind us, I am looking forward to exploring what is happening in our local arts community this month.  Here are some of the upcoming highlights I plan to write more about in the coming weeks:

At the Carl Cherry Center, in Carmel, “Becoming Visible,” a multi-media exhibit about homeless women in Monterey County, runs through December 14.

Also at the Cherry Center, an intriguing lecture by Louis Roberts, based on his book Between the Earth and Sky, will examine the links between architecture and creativity.  Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 pm.

An exhibit featuring the superb paintings of my friend Marty Renault ("Walking on Carmel Beach," above) will take place at Carmel’s Sunset Center, in Room 5, from November 16 – December 28, with a reception on Friday, November 16, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Scott McQuiston, another talented friend, will be appearing in Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at PacRep in Carmel, Saturday, November 24  through Sunday, December 23.  Always look on the bright side of life!

Justin Ward, whose beautiful etchings I wrote about last year, has a new show at the Carmel Art Association through Tuesday, November 27.

And, looking ahead to December, Chamber Music Monterey Bay will present the marvelous Poulenc Trio (oboe, bassoon and piano) on Saturday, December 1, at 8:00 pm, at Carmel’s Sunset Center.

A final note: A benefit concert in support of Camila de la Llata, an exceptionally gifted young performer from our community who has been diagnosed with leukemia, will take place at the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel on two nights, Monday November 26 and Tuesday November 27.  Save the date for this, it’s important; I’ll post more information soon.