Miniatures and Pam Carroll at Monterey Museum of Art - Pacific
- When: Thursday, November 26, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Miniatures—a holiday tradition of the Monterey Museum of Art since 1969, when it had its modest beginning showing Christmas trees decorated with handmade ornaments—has turned into one of MMA's most popular institutions, now displaying over 300 works of donated paintings, photography, prints, drawings and sculpture 7 by 9 inches or smaller. Visitors have the option of buying raffle tickets ($5 each or $30 for a book of seven) to win an art piece of their own, with all proceeds benefiting Museum programs. The show is running contemporaneously with an exhibition by Monterey Peninsula artist Pam Carroll, a "trompe l'oeil'' (fool the eye) painter who does rigorous portrayals of lemons, seashells or portraits, and runs through March 21, 2010; Miniatures runs through Jan. 3, 2010. As added incentive, Thursday evening, Nov. 19, is the museum's monthly Art After Hours party, with flowing wine to go with the buzzing conversation and evocative art. [PW]
5-7pm Thu (Nov. 19) Art After Hours; 11am-5pm Wed-Sat; 1-4pm Sun. Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific, 559 Pacific St., Monterey. Free/Thu Nov. 19; $5/general; $2.50/military, student; free/member, child under 12 . 372-5477. http://www.montereyart.org.