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James Hubbell exhibit opens at library

The Hubbell exhibit in the entry corridor of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library. (photo by Joan Reese)

James Hubbell exhibit opens at library

The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library is one of four City library branches selected to host a celebration and exhibit of artist-architect James Hubbell’s work from now until Aug. 4.

James Hubbell is a world-renowned architectural designer, sculptor, painter and stained-glass artist whose art is influenced by the natural landscape of Southern California. Throughout his career, he has used stone, glass, paint, wood and steel to create art on walls, roofs, floors and furnishings.

The overall exhibit and associated program of events is titled “James Hubbell: Architecture of Jubilation – A Mountain Home and Studios.”

Those entering the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library have the opportunity to view a number of large graphic panels depicting “Hubbell Mountain Home & Studios,” the source of his creativity – where thousands make the pilgrimage to Ilan-Lael in Santa Ysabel to walk its tranquil acreage and marvel at Hubbell’s architecture.

The panels at Scripps Miramar Ranch Library grace the entry corridor opposite the library’s striking Terra Triptych stained glass windows created by Richard Spaulding and commissioned by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library at the time the library was built. 

The exhibition is an official community initiative of the World Design Capital San Diego/Tijuana 2024. It was made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, the San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, the Library Foundation SD and the Ilan-Lael Foundation.