The Spirit of the Man Exhibition

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to announce our support of The Spirit of the Man exhibition in Santa Rosa, California.

The Spirit of the Man, a new sculpture exhibition at Paradise Ridge Winery, opens on May 20, 2012. This yearlong show features 38 major works by sculptors based locally and throughout the United States, many of whom are well known and loved among BRAF’s community.  The exhibition is free and open to the public; we hope you’ll visit!

More information below the fold! 

The Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation shares BRAF’s goals of creating new, accessible venues for public art, and of sharing our favorite works of art with the greater community.

The Spirit of the Man
Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive (in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa)
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Opening Reception (featuring many of the participating artists)
Sunday, May 20, 2012
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Exhibit hours:
May 20, 2012 – May 2013
11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, open daily.

In addition to the opening celebration on May 20, there will be both educational and festive events focused around solstices, equinoxes and eclipses, all incorporating a message about the value of publicly accessible art.

The show includes significant works by world- renowned sculptors, centered on three genres: modern abstract; contemporary post modern; and work created for Black Rock City in the Nevada desert.

Check out this list of participating artists, including several who have been featured by the  BRAF Civic Arts Program including David Best, Michael Christian, Laura Kimpton, Jeff Schomberg, and Bryan Tedrick!

Featuring artwork by:

Ray Beldner
Roger Berry
David Best
Suzanne Biaggi
Kate E. Black
Riis Burwell
Rebecca Nase Chomyn
Michael Christian
Robert Ellison
Boback Emad
Peter Forakis
Orion Fredericks
Chuck Ginnever
Edwin Hamilton
Bruce Johnson
Ned Kahn
Laura Kimpton
Pat Lenz
Kristina Lucas
Michael McGinnis
Penny Michel
David Mudgett
Jann Nunn
Mark Oldland
John Parulis
Jeff Schomberg
Judson King Smith
Julie Speidel
Bryan Tedrick
Doug Unkrey
Mario Uribe
Nick Van Krijdt
Paul Van Lith
Arnie Voigt
William Wareham

About the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation

More than an art exhibition, The Spirit of the Man honors artist and art patron Al Voigt, co-founder of the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, who passed away in 2011. Al’s generosity and artistic vision are widely recognized for boosting the quality and quantity of public art in Northern California.

 For more information:

The Spirit of the Man is curated by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation. The lead sponsor is the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation. Generous sponsors include Paradise Ridge Winery, h2hotel, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Anorcase Foundation, Oliver Ranch Foundation, Peter and Beverly Lipman, and Jean Schulz.

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