ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Reflecting the heroic spirit of Teddy Roosevelt’s provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens creates captivating spaces that celebrate the work of over one hundred emerging to internationally renowned artists who fearlessly express authenticity and integrity their work.
“It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens’ uniquely beautiful art and design venues feature contemporary art and sculpture, as well as finely-edited collections of furnishings, objects and curiosities dating from the 18th century to the present.
SEPTEMBER 15TH - OCTOBER 15TH
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens invites you to celebrate Timeless, an exhibition celebrating the enduring work of Kate Salenfriend and the shared emotions evoked amongst her audience of collectors. Salenfriend’s artwork engages its viewer through the senses eliciting feelings of joy, freedom and harmony.
Inspired by the Napa Valley, where art and nature abound, Salenfriend has perpetually sought to create compositions that dually ignite her passions and those of her viewers. Highly collected and welcoming, Salenfriend’s paintings find relevance through her continual willingness to experiment, transition and evolve. Whether it be the texture of her Birch paintings, the blossoms of her Passions series, the glimmer of her Dream landscapes, or the radiance of her gold leaf medium, the movement, unity and contrast are balanced expertly with texture, form, and line, reinforcing her creative agency.
Surrounded by artistic inspiration from a very early age, Salenfriend learned most of her technical skills from her great-grandfather, a registered California portrait painter. Salenfriend’s body of work explores the nature of human perception and taps into emotional cues we’ve learned to recognize over the millennia, specific to our individuality and culture.
Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens as we experience the world through the eyes of our artists, as we celebrate what it means to be 'Timeless'.
Instagram LIVE with Kate Salenfriend
Join us virtually for a live gallery tour and an art & wine evening in the studio with Kate!
Gallery Tour | Sunday, October 3rd at 11:00am
Studio Demonstration | Friday, October 8th at 5:00pm
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Connect with an Art Consultant by email or phone | 707.603.8787