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Published on March 08, 2024
San Diego Public Library Hosts "James Hubbell: Architecture of Jubilation" Exhibition Across Four BranchesSource: City of San Diego

San Diegans, get ready to immerse yourselves in the artistry of local legend James Hubbell. Beginning March 9, four branches of the San Diego Public Library will showcase the diverse works of Hubbell in the exhibition "James Hubbell: Architecture of Jubilation" which will run until August 4. Hubbell, whose career spans over seven decades, has garnished international recognition for his designs that marry natural elements with architectural innovation, says the City of San Diego's official website.

The Central Library Art Gallery spearheads the exhibition with a collection that traces Hubbell's influential work, including, but not limited to, art, architecture, and furniture. At the same time, Scripps Miramar Ranch Library puts the spotlight on the artist's "A Mountain Home & Studios" exhibit, which flaunts some of his famed creations and his artistic process. Meanwhile, the Mission Valley Library presents "The Pacific Rim Project", sharing Hubbell's belief in art as a bridge between Pacific Rim nations and the Otay Mesa-Nestor Library delves into Hubbell's pioneering ventures into community art parks with "Lado a Lado".

An opening gala on March 9 at the Central Library Art Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. will set the exhibit in motion, featuring not just the collection but also live music from Pablo Dodero, food, and appearances by Hubbell's family, including his son Drew, reports the San Diego government's website. In addition to the visual feast, a range of programs such as film screenings, art lectures, guided tours, and hands-on workshops promise to enhance visitor engagement with the artist's oeuvre.

The exhibit, a vital part of the World Design Capital San Diego/Tijuana 2024's community initiatives, owes its realization to the collective efforts of the SDPL, San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Library Foundation SD, and the Ilan-Lael Foundation, as per the original announcement