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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.




SANDY GRAVES

MENAGERIE

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15

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 “Attempting to find in motion what was lost in space.” -The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens invites you to celebrate a new collection of sculptures by Sandy Graves in Menagerie. Whether the fruition of her creation is a long-legged horse, a miniature rabbit, or a group of cyclists aligned into a peloton, Graves’ practice thoughtfully omits some details while others are exaggerated, as it is all translates from anamnesis. Every figure holds an individual aura of memory and when grouped together, the figures build a delicate and fanciful dream-like setting.

Each sculpture is first created in clay or wax. The sculptures are then deconstructed, molded, cast using the lost wax process, and rebuilt piece by piece. The complexity of the negative spaces and hollows within each of her sculptures stretches the boundaries of traditional bronze casting techniques. Graves’ figures are carefully finished with a unique and elegant patina that augments the emotion of each piece. Her work is fresh and lively, resonating with her love for life and all the joys that it has to offer.

Join ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens and Sandy Graves as we celebrate her new showcase, Menagerie.

Join us virtually for a live interview with Sandy!

Wednesday, September 16th @ 1pm PST

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ÆRENA Gallery | RiverHouse
ÆRENA Gallery | St. Helena
ÆRENA Gallery | Healdsburg

Locations

ÆRENA Gallery at RiverHouse

Address:
604 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559

Hours:
Open seven days a week
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

707.603.8787 info@aerenagalleries.com

ÆRENA Gallery
St. Helena

Address:
1354 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

Hours:
Open seven days a week
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

707.603.8787 info@aerenagalleries.com

ÆRENA Gallery
Healdsburg

Address:
115 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Hours:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday

707.603.8787 info@aerenagalleries.com

Auberge du Soleil

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Auberge du Soleil

MacArthur Place

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MacArthur Place

Blackbird Vineyards

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Blackbird Vineyards

Harvest Inn

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Harvest Inn

Stewart Cellars

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Stewart Cellars

The St. Regis San Francisco

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The St. Regis San Francisco
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