The Houston Sculpture Garden located on the grounds of the Cherry Center for the Arts was designed by Carmel sculptor Eileen Auvil and opened in 2006. The garden is available for public viewing daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This much needed over hall, called The Big Idea which includes a renovation of the garden, re-planting of native plants, a sculpture competition, installation of new sculpture acquisitions, as well as other interactive programs and on-site events.
Currently Cherry Center is soliciting donations through Monterey County Gives! to upgrade this informal native garden during the spring of 2017.
At present there are five sculptures on display. In Balance IV a steel and stone by Sand City artist Stefani Esta.
Counterpoint by Carmel Valley artist Richard Mayer.
Orange Tower by local sculptor Norma Lewis.
An untitled bronze by prolific California abstract expressionist sculptor Bruce Beasley.
And this untitled work by Aristides Burton Demetrios. Mr. Demetrios is the son of classical sculptor George Demetrios and Virginia Lee Burton author and illustrator of such children's books as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and The Little House. Virginia Lee Burton is the daughter of Lena Yates, who founded The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.
Next up Carmel Modernism, a photography exhibit at The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Until next time Happy Adventures
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