Old Monterey Foundation to hold a free lecture, "Experience the Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists" on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Old Monterey Foundation to hold a free lecture, "Experience the Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists" on Thursday, February 1, 2024, with a free reception, sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation
Attention Monterey Peninsula art, nature and history lovers! Old Monterey Foundation continues its free lecture events sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County with its first event of 2024. Join the authors as they discuss their outstanding new book that celebrates the rich artistic past of our region.
AT A GLANCE:
"Experience the Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists"
Co-authors Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick and Artist Joaquin Turner have created an accessible hands-on book which allows readers to experience the Monterey Bay through the eyes of 22 renowned artists. Their book, “Preserving Nature: A Field Guide to the Art and Arts of the Monterey Bay” outlines a self-guided tour of the scenes the artists painted in the late-19th century through the mid-20th century in Monterey, Asilomar, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Point Lobos. Location and biographical details allow readers to stand on or near the spots that inspired the artists, learn about each artist, and explore their roles in crafting the region’s rich artistic fabric.
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Lecture: 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Free Reception and Book Signing: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey
Free Admission – Wine reception to follow.
www.oldmontereyfoundation.org or call Mary Ann Leffel at (831) 402-4616 or email [email protected].
The lectures are very popular, so attendees are urged to come early to secure a seat.
This lecture is suitable for ages 9 and up.
The event is hosted and sponsored by the Old Monterey Foundation.
About the authors
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 gallery features both his work and the work of important early Peninsula artists.
About Old Monterey Foundation
The Old Monterey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed on February 14, 2011, with the specific mission and purpose of promoting, supporting and enhancing the artistic, cultural and historic environment of historic Downtown Monterey, California. The group is well known for their work with the Art-in-the-Adobes event that was held from 2011-2013 as well as other fundraisers, lectures and events. Its private/public partnership with the City of Monterey helped to greatly improve the Lower Presidio Historic Park with interpretive historic signs, benches, tables and an ADA-compliant walkway.
A recent Old Monterey Foundation project in 2023 involved the sponsorship, planning and installation of “Advancing Peace Together”, a large 14x40 mural on the Monterey Path of History. It is located on the side of the McCrone building on Pierce Street on the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) campus. The mural by artist, Guillermo “Yermo” Aranda, represents the 45 languages that are taught at MIIS. The mural, painted by over 60 volunteers, was a joint project between the Middlebury Institute, its Committee on Art in Public Places, and Old Monterey Foundation.
For more information, go to www.oldmontereyfoundation.org.