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Celebrate our amazing local nature through historic artists

"Experience Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists"

Thursday January 26th at the Carmel Woman's Club
Doors open at 6:30, Program starts at 7:PM

Free and Open to the Public - 
Including a wine and social reception.

Even before 1900, Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula attracted and inspired amazing and notable talent across all the creative arts (painting, photography, music, performing arts, poetry, authors and more).  In this program, CRA will focus on the earliest painters who've captured our natural beauty and beyond.  Please join us to learn about these early days and how these talents shared their art with the beauty of our part of heaven on earth with the world.

Cynthia Wagner Weick and Artist Joaquin Turner will discuss several artists spotlighted in their book, Preserving Nature: A Field Guide to the Art and Artists of the Monterey Bay. The book outlines a self-guided tour of scenes 22 artists painted in the late-19th century through the mid-20th century: in Monterey, Asilomar, Pebble Beach, Carmel by-the-Sea and Point Lobos.

This talk will focus on Xavier Martinez, William Ritschel, Granville Redmond, Charles Rollo Peters, E. Charlton Fortune, and Franz Bischoff.  See where these artists were inspired, learn about their lives, and explore their roles in shaping the region’s rich artistic fabric.

Speaker & Author Bios:

Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick is Professor Emeritus at University of the Pacific, where she taught in the business and engineering schools for 27 years and authored over thirty articles and books. Weick has a lifelong interest in art and art history, and now resides in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  
Joaquin Turner is an award-winning artist and Monterey County native. Turner's work casts the region's landscape in a light that recalls the paintings of early area artists, including Charles Rollo Peters, William Ritschel, and Percy Gray. His Carmel-by-the-Sea gallery features both his work and the work of important early Peninsula artists.