Visit to the Studio of Aristides Demetrios

Join the Harvard Club of Santa Barbara on a tour of the Studio of Aristides Demetrios in Montecito on Saturday, February 22, 2020.


The Harvard Club of Santa Barbara (HCSB) has arranged for a tour of the studio of well-known Montecito sculptor Aristides ("Aris") Demetrios.  We will be joined by members of the Harvard Club of Southern California.  On the tour, we will view sculptures and maquettes, and Aris and his wife Ilene Nagel will discuss his work.  And, we will be able to see a video Aris produced for a recent Harvard College reunion.  The event is scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.  Directions to Aris' home will be emailed to attendees a few days before the event.

Price is $20/person, and tour attendance is limited to 40 people.  Each member may bring one guest, and prior registration is required.  As a courtesy to Aris and Ilene, we ask that Club members make reservations by Friday, January 31.  To reserve online, first login with your Harvard Key, then click on the link below to purchase your ticket with your credit card.  If you cannot pay online, please mail a check and the name of your guest (if applicable) to Harvard Club of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1452, Goleta, CA 93116, and make certain your check arrives by January 31.


See photos from event HERE!!

demetrios2Aristides Demetrios (Harvard College ’53) has been creating and fabricating sculpture since the 1960s.  In 1963 he won his first national sculpture competition when his design was selected for a major commission on the Stanford University campus (The White Memorial Fountain: Mem Claw). Today his sculptures grace many other university campuses and public spaces, including USC, UC San Francisco, UC Merced, the Sacramento County Courthouse, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Some of Aris’ works are monumental.  These include the 92' Wind Harp in South San Francisco; the Bataan War Memorial on the Island of Corregidor; and the 80' Cosmos in Roseville, California.  But he has also created smaller-scale works — fountains, bronze figures, and abstract pieces.  Many examples of these are on display in his Montecito studio.  In 2002, Aris won the "Santa Barbara Beautiful Award" for the design and fabrication of the 18' bronze fountain, Mentors, which serves as the focal point of the Santa Barbara City College campus (and is pictured above).  In 2018 he won the award again, this time for the Dance of Life installed at the Ridley Tree Cancer Center.  For more information, see

Here are two examples of Aris' smaller pieces:

"The Maestro: Le Conducteur"



14 x 13 x 8 in.

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"Reaching for a Star"


Stainless Steel (welded)

34 x 9 x 6 in.

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2:00PM - 4:00PM Sat 22 Feb 2020, Pacific timezone


Home of Aristides Demetrios

Montecito, CA

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Look Who's Coming:

W. Elliot Brownlee
Mary Brownlee
Rhonda Gordon
Matt Gordon
Adam Weiss
Sarah Fox
Denny Klos
David Flattery
Judith Flattery
Cynthie Tin Oo
Dan Fishbein
Bonnie Corman PhD
James Renning
es Renning
Dina Wang
Rory Lindsay
Comoton Chase
Mary Foxworthy
L. Johnson
Lisa Reich
Glenn Noreen
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Arlene Noreen
Edward Bookin
Patricia Duffy
Bill Funk
Renate Funk
Eric Torbet
Sarah Hoffman
William Plummer
  Marathon Venture Partners
Elisabeth de Gramont
... a total of 34 guests.
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