“The Spirit of the Man” Sculpture Exhibit at Paradise Ridge Winery


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Janelle Becerra

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Sculpture Exhibit – Spirit of the Man

While attending the Wine Tourism Conference last week in Santa Rosa, we were led by Che Voigt on a guided tour of “The Spirit of the Man” Sculpture Exhibit at Paradise Ridge Winery. The exhibit honors Che’s father, artist Al Voigt, who passed away in 2011.
Al and Judy Voigt founded the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation in 2005. Their passion was to find outdoor venues in which to display large sculptures strategically placed, to allow visitors enough space to walk around each sculpture and enjoy the changes in lighting throughout the day.

This exhibit includes 34 sculptures from local artists as well as artists from other parts of the US. The pieces vary in size, color, and style and are primarily abstract in nature.

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The Voigts’ idea was to combine “food, wine, and art,” and what better location to do that than at Paradise Ridge Winery? This exhibit is perfect for families, as kids would have a great time walking from sculpture to sculpture some of which they can actually play with. The year-long exhibit is scheduled to close in May 2013, but there’s the talk of extending it for another year.

Read our previous post to learn more about the Paradise Ridge Winery.