Renowned sculpture artist Roberto Santo is one of only a few artists eligible for commissions for the Vatican. Santo, who works roughly half the year at his studio in Tuscany, Italy and half the year at his home on Sonoma Mountain, created two site specific pieces for the Arts Center; all of the work on display is from his “Springload Series.” In this series, Santo distinguishes himself as a painter of balanced, abstract compositions with an attractive, almost touchable skin.
“Each piece has a geometric and architectural feel,” says Tracy Sawyer, the Center’s manager of arts and outreach programs. “If one looks closely, one can see his math equations.”
The eight pieces in the exhibit are on loan for a period of one-to-two years and may be viewed in the Center’s stairwells and Fireside room during regular business hours, as well as during all performances and events.