The Monterey Peninsula has long been known as source of inspiration for artists of all types and mediums. From the novels of Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck to the prose of Robinson Jeffers, fans of the written word can walk the same trails and fields that inspired some of literature and poetry’s great masters. While the great names in painting may have called other places home, they, like countless other artists have used this beautiful landscape as their muse.
Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation for Monterey County has favorably considered and awarded an Opportunity Grant of $4,000 to OMF for the purpose of raising public awareness for the Lower Presidio Historic Park. The Grant will pay for an initial public information program about the proposed plan to develop the Historic Park as a phased build out of the 2002 Master Plan.
Continuing our well received lecture program from last year, Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 Marcia F. DeVoe lectures for July 23, August 7, and November 13, 2015. All lectures are at 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey. Admission is free but plan to come early as we were standing room only during our 2014 lecture series. Continue reading The 2015 Marcia Devoe Fund Lecture Series: Armin Hansen, November 13
The Monterey Weekly has published an account of our Lower Presidio Historic Park project in its June 24, 2015 issue. Thanks so much to Dave Schmalz for getting us into the public eye.
The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival on May 2 and 3, 2015. The event was organized by the City of Monterey to recognize and celebrate the rich cultural history of Monterey and the expert array of educational institutions in Monterey dedicated to language learning. The two day event began with a parade/procession down Alvarado Street to the Custom House Plaza, where the remainder of the Festival took place. This first Festival was a great success and will be promoted into the future. Continue reading LANGUAGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD CULTURAL FESTIVAL
ART IN THE GARDENS The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that its series of Plein Air events continues this year with “Art in the Gardens” September 12 & 13. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. Saturday, September 12th: 11 AM – 4 PM:
- Local artists paint in and around the historic gardens of Old Monterey.
- Docents and gardeners interpret and explain the creation and maintenance of each garden featured.
- Information area in Sensory Garden (Olivier Street, outside Picket Fence) will feature maps of gardens for use by attendees.
- Tickets on sale for a drawing to win original paintings donated by participating artists.