Cherry Capri is a quirky red haired Las Vegas based performance artist and pop culture celebrity.
Her whose world is full of vintage style with tikis, exotica music, retro futurism and Rat Pack era shenanigans. Cherry is known for her outrageous recycled wardrobe and pink polyester pantsuits.
Cherry was born in the late 1960s on an uncharted desert isle somewhere near Hawaii. She is the daughter of the brilliant chemist and teacher Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr. and movie star Ginger Grant who were stranded on this island for fourteen years. With these genes, she inherited a mix of brains, beauty and talent. Everyone suspected that after years marooned on a dessert island, something was bound to happen and Cherry Capri is living proof!
For the past ten years, Cherry has written a “Dear Abby” style advice column called, what else, “Dear Cherry” for CA Modern Magazine and formerly for Bachelor Pad Magazine and Tiki Magazine. Her column focuses on healthy homemaking and hosting, eco-friendly decorating along with modern manners. She is also passionate about the environment and loves to teach people about vegetarian lifestyle and veganic gardening. She is working on a compilation book of the raw food recipes featured in her columns called, Eat Like Eve – Irresistible Recipes for Nude Food. This year she is embarking on a weekly “Dear Cherry” weekly drop-in radio series on PRX – Public Radio Exchange and she is the star of a tv series currently in development called the Green Room: Mister Roger’s Neighborhood for the green generation!
Cherry is also a fine artist whose paintings are inspired by real artifacts of history: vintage matchbooks recreated twelve times or more their original size. Her work was included in the seminal book by Otto Von Stroheim, Tiki Art Now – Volume One and her “Stardust” matchbook painting is in the poetry-art book My Life As An Angel. Cherry’s work brings an appreciation for matchbook artwork like Andy Warhol provided recognition for packaging (soup cans) in the 1960s. Cherry’s work also specifically serves to excite viewers about the preservation of Mid-Century Modern architecture and signage. She reminds viewers that a preserved building or sign is the most sustainable and GREENEST of them all! Cherry’s paintings have been exhibited in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Francisco. She has had one women shows and also exhibited in group shows alongside Shag, Mark Ryden, Tim Biskup, Gary Bassman and other luminaries of the Southern California Pop Surrealist scene for years. Her artwork is in the collections of casino magnate, Steve Wynn as well as the late greats, Merv Griffin and Huell Howser.
As a performer, Cherry headlined a major retro culture event in Hollywood called, Mondo Lounge, followed by two additional Mondo Lounges in Las Vegas. Cherry has performed at tiki clubs across the country and headlined a stellar performance at Mondo Tiki at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel with the Thurston Howlies. Her album “Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights” was produced with the kings of swing, the Martini Kings, and includes a frothy mix of eleven cocktail culture songs. The cover is a take-off from the classic “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” by Herb Alpert.
And finally Cherry Capri was even been crowned QUEEN of the infamous Pasadena Doo Dah Parade! So is it any wonder that Cherry Capri is known as America’s Mistress of Modernism, Manners and Mirth!