Wednesday, April 10, 2013

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, ART, AND MYTH -- Six Weeks of Events in Carmel, California

April 18 – May 31, 2013

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Fourth Ave. and Guadalupe St., Carmel, CA, 93921
(831) 624-7491

DATES: April 18 - May 31, 2013

PREVIEW: April 18, 5 - 9 pm Introduction and talk with Robert Reese, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Bob Walter, Joseph Campbell Foundation, Safron Rossi, Opus Archives Laura Doherty, Celadon Arts. Food, wine and more.

Catering provided by The Kitchen Angel. Reservations

OPENING RECEPTION: April 19, 5-8 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: APRIL 19, 4-5 pm with works & conversations art critic Richard Whittaker, curator Gail Enns, artists Rob Barnard, Tom Nakashima, Laurel Farrin, Katherine Sherwood, Peter Hiers.

Join us as we explore timeless and timely myths with Joseph Campbell: NATURE, MYTH & ART, an exploration of art exhibits, panel discussions, films, salon style dinners, lectures, performances and more on the Monterey Peninsula.

For a full listing of events and to make reservations, visit the Celadon Arts website, and the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts website,

How have Joseph Campbell’s ideas on the mythic and creative experiences of life impacted Western thinking and specifically, contemporary art? Joseph Campbell: THE ARTIST’S WAY addresses this question through the work of nine contemporary artists, each of whom shares ideas in sympathy with those of Joseph Campbell opening is Friday, April 19, 6 - 9 pm at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel.

“What is it to fully experience life, to be present to the action of living, the moment of being?” is the essential human question Joseph Campbell asks. Artists Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Kristin Casaletto, Laurel Farrin, RobileeFrederick, Peter Hiers, Tom Nakashima, Katherine Sherwood, and Katarina Wong express this desire for the ecstasy of being alive as they share what they have discovered in Joseph Campbell: THE ARTIST’S WAY.

WORKING ART: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AT HIS DESK, an installation which accompanies the art exhibition, includes paintings, personal items and the desk from Campbell’s apartment in New York City where he wrote, studied and lived for over thirty

These two exhibits kick off the six-week events program JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, MYTH & ART produced by Celadon Arts in collaboration with The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, The Joseph Campbell Foundation, and the Opus Archives & Research Center.

Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology. He lived on the Monterey Peninsula in the early 1930’s and spent time with Carol and John Steinbeck, Robinson Jeffers and Ed Ricketts. He taught in New York City and returned to lecture at Esalen in 1965; thereafter, he continued to lecture yearly in Big Sur, a place he called "paradise on the Pacific Coast."

April 18 – May 31, 2013

About Celadon Arts Celadon, Inc., a 501c (3) organization, builds community, relationships and awareness throughcontemporary art. It recognizes that privately funded exhibitions and education programs can make a difference by serving as a catalyst for business and community leaders to form alliances with the contemporary artists in their communities. In so doing, the community fosters long-term commitments to arts education and developing partnerships
with the arts that benefit business, the arts, and society. Recently, Celadon worked with The Japanese American CitizensLeague, Sand City, businesses and arts groups to bring Transcendental Vision, Japanese Culture and Contemporary Art to over 2,000 people on the Monterey Peninsula.

About the Joseph Campbell Foundation The Joseph Campbell Foundation, a 501©3 corporation, was formed to (1) Preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell, (2) further his pioneering work in mythology and comparative religion and (3) help individuals enrich their lives by participating in Mythological RoundTables and various related activities that the foundation undertakes. Joseph Campbell is a trademark and service mark of the Joseph Campbell
Foundation in the United States and other countries.

About the Opus Archives & Research Center The Opus Archives & Research Center, a 501(c)3 organization, holds the manuscript collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of mythology and depth psychology.
The Joseph Campbell collection and library was the first to come Opus, eight other legacies have followed through the years. The mission of Opus Archives and Research Center is to preserve, develop and extend to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. Opusis a “living archive” and offers scholarships, research grants, educational programs, community events, and research
access to the collections, both physically and digitally. More information about Opus the collections it stewards is available at

About the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts The Cherry Center for the Arts’ mission 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. The Cherry Center’s artistic purpose is to present arts and theater that are timely, engaging, and cast light on contemporary issues, both aesthetic and intellectual.

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