Radames Pera

Radames Pera 2005-400

March 16, 1926 - July 25, 2016

Dear Friends,

Recently, the news came to us that Radames Pera, a beloved member of the Fellowship of Friends, completed his task after a prolonged struggle with cancer on  Monday, July 25, 2016.  Radames turned ninety last March.

Radames joined the School, in Hawaii, on January 6, 1973, and soon after came to Apollo .   He was an accomplished artist and, at the same time, very active in helping to prepare the land for the future Apollo vineyards.   Radames spent time in many centers, among them Palo Alto, New York, Paris, Madrid, Naples,  and Florence.

On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.

In loving presence,
Elizabeth Blake
For The Elysian Society


Apollo pioneer and artist

Memorial Pilar-10-01-2017

Time’s spiral has finally taken me into the central point.






  1. espinosa andre April 14, 2019 at 6:08 am


  2. Radames Pera May 13, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Before I was 3 years old, my father, Radames (though many of you knew him as Eugene, and RAM and later Robert, and then Radames again) had moved on from his relationship with my mother Lisa, paid the 1st month’s rent on a Hollywood apartment for us and got engaged to a Vogue cover girl, Anitra. But then he found The Fellowship, and it was something his soul must have been yearning for, because I know he did a lot with and for it.

    When I was 16 I forged my mom’s signature to access some of my own heard-earned money, bought a used car and ran away with my girlfriend to find my dad in Oregon. I got as far as Sacramento before realizing that I had to go back home.

    A year before that Radames had visited me the day I wa screening a short film I had made at UCLA (I wasn’t officially enrolled there, but) and visited him again at The Fellowship a few years later, where I also met my younger brother, Eros and already was getting to know my sister, Ivy.

    To this day I remain friends with their mother, Ramona.

    I saw my dad a few more times toward the end of his days while he was living in a lovely “Maison de retreat” (an assisted living facility) in Strasbourg, France. On his meds he was his normal self, with humor and looking back in his life with few regrets and a lot of self acceptance. I imagine the things he learned while he was with The Fellowship helped him enjoy his last few years in dignity and some peace.

    He invented Spin Art. He was a fine painter and sculptor who never got his due..He didn’t sort out his priorities until that ship had sailed. But he knows what an interesting life he lived and that was part of his art, too.

    You will be missed, dear father.

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