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                                                                                                                                                                                 July 27-August 2, 2007
       Carmel • Pebble Beach • Carmel Valley & The Monterey Peninsula
Jazz singer juggles Carpenter trades hammer for paintbrush
kids and career                                                                   By CHRIS COUNTS                              from lectures.
                                                                                                                                  After graduating from high school, Diesel studied com-
                  By CHRIS COUNTS
                                                                S  HORTLY AFTER moving to Big Sur from Cincinnati,             mercial art at a local college for two years. But he was young
                                                             Ohio, in 1984, Dale Diesel was hired to be a caretaker for a      and restless and, in 1966, announced to his parents he was
   A   S A faculty member at the prestigious New
                                                             Big Sur artist, Claus Gorges. Little did he know then, but
                                                             Diesel would wake up one morning and discover that he, too,
                                                                                                                               moving to California. Their reply was not favorable.
                                                                                                                                  “If you move to California, don’t plan on coming back,”
England Conservatory, jazz singer Dominique Eade is
                                                             was a Big Sur artist.                                             Diesel recalled his father saying. So he enrolled instead at the
required to have an extraordinary understanding of the
                                                                 “One of my responsibilities as a caretaker was to set up an   Cincinnati Art Academy.
music’s complexities. It was a simple nursery rhyme,
                                                             easel for Claus,” explained Diesel, whose artwork will be the        After graduating from art school, Diesel worked for more
though, that set her on the path to a career in music.
                                                             subject of a new show, “Glad To Be Here,” opening Sunday,
    “I remember the first time I heard people sing in
                                                             July 29, at Studio One in Big Sur. “One morning, I said to                                                         See PAINTER page 17A
three-part      harmonies,”
                                                             him, ‘I’d really like to be
recalled Eade, who will
                                                             here painting all day.’ That
perform with pianist Jed
                                                             very day, I crashed my
Wilson Saturday, July 28,
                                                             motorcycle and broke my
at the Jazz and Blues
                                                             wrist.”
Company on San Carlos
                                                                 The next morning, Claus
Street. “It was a rendition
                                                             was at Diesel’s door. “He
of ‘Winkin’, Blinkin’ and
                                                             said, ‘Bring your brushes
Nod.’ It pretty much blew
                                                             and paint,’” Diesel recalled.
my mind.”
                                                             “He had a 4-foot-by-4-foot
    Growing up in a musi-
                                                             canvas set up on his deck for
cal household, Eade quick-
                                                             me. I painted on it with my
ly moved beyond nursery
                                                             left hand.”
rhymes.
                                                                 When Diesel first arrived
    “My parents loved
                                                             in Big Sur, he figured his
jazz,” she remembered.
                                     Dominique Eade          woodworking skills would
“They had a really good
                                                             help establish him in a state
collection of old 78 rpm
                                                             where houses were sprouting
records, stuff like Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington.
                                                             up everywhere. Art, though,
Then my brother came back from Haight-Ashbury in San
                                                             was never far from his mind.
Francisco with a Thelonious Monk record. From that
                                                                 As a child growing up in
moment, I realized there was a whole new path of music
                                                             Cincinnati, Diesel admired
to investigate.”
                                                             the impressionist paintings
    With a strong and clear voice that has drawn compar-
                                                             of his great-uncle, Francoise                                                                                          PHOTO/CYNTHIA BIANCHETTA
isons to Sarah Vaughan, Eade has carved out a niche for
                                                             Gerarden, which hung on the
herself in New England, where she has taught jazz voice

                                                                                                                                  Carmel-by-the-Sea                             Pebble Beach/Carmel
                                                             walls of his parents’ home. Big Sur artist Dale Diesel
and contemporary improvisation at the New England
                                                             He was also mesmerized by paints from the deck of his
                               See SINGER page 16A           the drawings of a classmate Pfieffer Ridge residence.
                                                             that often distracted him                                                    CARMEL PLAZA
                                                                                                                                            presents                              California
                                                                                                                                       JAZZ                                        Summer
                                                                                                                                   on the           Plaza                           Music
                                                                                                                                      July 6-Sept. 21                                 July 7-29
                                                                                                                                        See page 17A                                See page 16A


                                                                                                                                               Carmel                                 Monterey
                                                                                                                                70th Anniversary Season                            MEADOR ESTATE &

                               ARTIST RECEPTION                                                                                   Carmel Bach
                                                                                                                                    and Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                  VENTANTA VINEYARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Discover the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Wines of
                     Mary Kay King, Local Plein Air Artist                                                                          Festival                                     Meador Estate
                           Mike Phillips, Alabaster Vessels                                                                        July 14-August 4                                    July 29
                                                                                                                                        See page 16A                                See page 21A


                                     Saturday, August 4, 2007                                                                  Dining                                                 Monterey
                                                           from 2 to 6 PM                                                           Around                                      MONTEREY CO. VINTNERS &
                                                                                                                                                                                   GROWERS ASSOC.
                                                                                                                               the Peninsula                                      Winemakers
                                                                                                                                CARMEL
                                                                                                                                Allegro’s Pizzeria
                                                                                                                                at The Barnyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3A     Celebration
                                                                                                                                da Giovanni . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13A           August 11
                                                                                                                                Flaherty’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20A
                                                                                                                                Golden Buddha at The Barnyard . .3A                See page 20A
                                                                                                                                Hola at The Barnyard . . . . . . . . . .3A

                                                                                                                                                                                       Carmel
                                                                                                                                Il Fornaio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20A
                                                                                                                                CARMEL VALLEY
                                                                                                                                Deli Treasures . . . . . . . . . . . . .9A
                                                                                                                                MONTEREY
                                                                                                                                                                                CARMEL MUSIC SOCIETY
                                                                                                                                Amir’s Kabob House . . . . . .19A
                                                                                                                                Bistro Moulin . . . . . . . . . . . . .19A       2007-2008
 (831) 649-0214                                     200 Alvarado Mall, Monterey, CA 93940
                                                                                                                                Round Table Pizza . . . . . . . .16A               SEASON
                                                                                                                                PACIFIC GROVE
 chrisbellgallery@sbcglobal.net               In Historic Custom House Plaza, Downtown Monterey                                 Fandango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21A
                                                                                                                                                                                Oct. 2007-May 2008
                                                                                                                                Passionfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12A          See page 17A
                                                                                                                            July 27, 2007                          The Carmel Pine Cone                         17A


PAINTER
From page 14A
                                                  GRAFFITI
                                                  From page 1A
                                                                                                      FOX5A
                                                                                                      From page
                                                                                                                                                                       Red foxes live in diverse habitats
                                                                                                                                                                   throughout the world and are known to
                                                                                                                                                                   quickly adapt to urbanized areas, according
                                                                                                                                                                   to National Geographic. They are typically
than a decade as a commercial artist, often       may still have used stencils in his possession.     ago. Foxes live throughout the Peninsula and                 solitary hunters of rodents, rabbits, birds and
designing ads for Cincinnati companies such                                                           are usually seen at night.                                   other small game, but will eat fruit and veg-
as Procters Gamble. He also produced televi-                      ‘A real moron’                         Mitchell also notified the California                     etables, fish, frogs and even worms. In urban
sion commercials, published a non profit art         The city hall graffiti particularly irked        Department of Fish and Game of the cases,                    areas, they will also consume garbage and
magazine and even designed a series of car-       building official Tim Meroney, who saw the          but the agency had not reported any disease                  pet food, and are sometimes hunted as pests
toons illustrating the history of transporta-     tourists-vs.-residents comment as the rant of       outbreaks affecting foxes.                                   or rabies carriers, as well as for their pelts. In
tion for the city’s buses. But the lure of com-   an idiot.                                                                                                        the wild, red foxes live 2 to 4 years.
mercial art — and the Midwest — was fad-             “Who do you think is going to pay for
ing for Diesel.                                   this?” he asked. Because power-washing
                                                                                                                                            MUSEUM QUALITY
                                                  would not remove the paint, the wood shin-                                                 EARLY CALIFORNIA
                 Going to Cali                    gles on the south-facing side of the city                                                   & C O N T E M P O R A R Y A RT         Since 1989
    Diesel moved west after his close friend,     clerk’s office will have to be replaced.
Big Sur architect and former Cincinnati res-      Meroney said the tab would be about $2,500.
ident Ned Callihan, sent him a life-altering         “It just costs the residents who live here                                             Carmel Artist
video one chilly winter day. The video            and support the government with their tax
showed Callihan basking in the warm               dollars,” he said. “It’s their money that has to
California sun between soaks in the Esalen
hot tubs. Diesel, who was shivering through
another Cincinnati winter, had suffered
                                                  be used clean his stuff up.”
                                                     So far, city taxpayers have shelled out
                                                  about $5,000 to repair graffiti damage, he
                                                                                                           Pamela Carroll
enough of the cold and soon was packing his       estimated.
bags for Big Sur.
    After working as a caretaker and studying
                                                     “Our whole government is based on the
                                                  taxpayers’ money,” Meroney said.
                                                                                                           “The Yellow Flower Pot”
massage at the Esalen Institute, Diesel even-        The vandalism at city hall “really takes a
tually settled into a construction job with a     moron,” he added.
local contractor, Frank                                                                                          WEDNESDAY      THRU   SATURDAY , 11 - 5
Pinney. But as the years
passed, Diesel found it                                                                                   206 Fountain Ave. in Pacific Grove       –   831.373.6007



                                        DONCASTER
                                                                                                             www.artnet.com/hauk.html •       www.askart.com
impossible to set aside his
brush and easel. He co-
founded a local painting
group, the Big Sur Realists,
and painting has become as
much part of his routine as
pounding nails.
    After living in Big Sur for
more than two decades,
                                              Extraordinary
Diesel has only one regret —
he wishes he had moved                          Clothing
sooner.
    “Moving here was like                                       for                                                                          Jazz at
going to artist heaven,”
Diesel said. “After 38 years
in Cincinnati, it was my good
                                              Extraordinary                                                                                 the Plaza
fortune to land in magical
Big Sur. It’s just a wonderful
place to be. I’m darn glad to
                                                 Women                                                                                        Fridays
                                                                                                                                          5:00pm – 7:00pm
be here.”
                                                                                                                                         July 6        Bruce Forman & Cow Bop
    In addition to his colorful
and playful oil paintings,
                                                  Doncaster Fall 2007                                                                                  Scheid Vineyards
Diesel’s exhibit will feature
watercolors, photographs                          TRUNK SHOW                                                                             July 13       Kenny Stahl
                                                                                                                                                       Heller Estate
                                                                                                                                                       Organic Vineyards
and sculptures created from
discarded construction mate-                  August 6th - August 18th                                                                   July 20       Scott Brown
                                                                                                                                                       Bernardus Vineyards
rials.                                                                                                                                                 and Winery
    Gallery One will host a                                                                                                              July 27       Roger Eddy
reception Sunday at 4 p.m.                         By Private Appointment                                                                              Ventana Vineyards
The gallery is located in the
Village Shops, just south of
                                                             Contact:                                                                    Aug. 3        Sonny G.
                                                                                                                                                       Hahn Estates /
the Big Sur River Inn and                                                                                                                              Smith & Hook Winery
about 24 miles south of
Carmel on Highway 1. For
                                         Carrie Thomas 831.760.2469                                                                      Aug. 10       Steve Ezzo
                                                                                                                                                       Manzoni Estate Vineyard
more information, call (831)
667-1530.
                                          Laurie Leidig 831.238.5216                                                                     Aug. 17       The Monterey Bay /
                                                                                                                                                       CSUMB Jazz Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                       Blackstone Winery
                                             Del Dono Court / Dolores & 5th                                                              Aug. 24       Dennis Murphy
                                                                                                                                                       Pessagno Winery
                                                                                                                                         Aug. 31       David Morwood
                                                                                                                                                       Paraiso Vineyards
                                                                                                                                         Sept. 7       Derek Smith & Steel Pan
                                                                                                                                                       San Saba Vineyards
                                                                                                                                         Sept. 14      Along Came Betty
                                                                                                                                                       Lockwood Vineyard
                    with The Mozart Society Series                2007          2008                                                     Sept. 21      Shanna Carlson
                                                                                                                                                       Château Julien

                Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano       Oct 21, 2007 • 3:00 pm                                                             A wine tasting program is offered
                                                                                                                                              at $15 per week showcasing
                Philharmonia Baroque        Nov 10, 2007 • 8:00 pm                                                                            a different local winery from
                Alexander String Quartet        Nov 30, 2007 • 8:00 pm                                                                       The Monterey Peninsula region.
                                                                                                                                               Must be 21 years of age to consume.
                Gil Shaham, violin  Jan 19, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                Michael Roll, piano  Mar 1, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                Ivan Zenaty, violin Mar 21, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                American Brass Quintet Apr 8, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                Altenberg Piano Trio Apr 11, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                Elizabeth Schumann       May 9, 2008 • 8:00 pm
                   Winner, 2007 piano competition                                                                Plaza luxury includes: Anthropologie • Bottega Veneta
                                                                                                                 Cole Haan • Cos Bar at Carmel • J. Crew by-the-sea
                32nd Annual Young Artists’ Instrumental Competition
                                                                                                                 Louis Vuitton • Madrigal • Sur La Table • Tiffany & Co.
                   May 10, 2008 • All Day                                                                        Tommy Bahama • Tumi • Wilkes Bashford

                                        For more detailed information: www.carmelmusic.org                       Carmel Plaza, Ocean Avenue at Mission Street
                                                   To order tickets or to receive a season brochure              Where Indulgence Is Encouraged
                                                                        please call 831-625-9938                 (831) 624-0137 • carmelplaza.com

				
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