Dear friends of Ilan-Lael, We’ve made great progress on the first big stages of the new Ilan-Lael Center in Santa Ysabel. The help we have received so far—from donors, volunteer hours, in moral support, and via word-of-mouth—has been amazing. Thank you. Now I am, once again, at anothe
The Pacific Rim Park project began with a conversation between Gennady Turmov and James Hubbell. Gennady, a professor from Far Eastern State Technical University in Vladivostok and James, an American-born artist and sculptor who makes his home in San Diego bonded over a desire for c
It might be the 1st of June, but school is in session at Ilan-Lael. The arrival of Emilie Ledieu, a skilled mosaic artist from Philadelphia, meant that James could play…really play…with mosaic design. On the left is his watercolo
One hundred years ago, Balboa Park opened as the setting and embodiment of a city’s wish to talk its place on the world stage. A mere nine months from now, San Diego again hopes to step into the spotlight. In this lively Conversations on Beauty among art, design, planning and p
Walls! The pictures just in from Ilan-Lael…the walls for the Archive Center are being delivered as you read this! The footings have been poured and rebar is being formed in Hubbell’s distinct shape (anything but a perfect square!). Construction on the walls should begin
We’ve got another great Conversation event happening on Tuesday Nov. 13th, 2012! Come and celebrate those who dare to be different…who turn their peculiarities and passions into humanity-supporting acts! “Why should we praise the eccentrics, the persons or events th
October 19, 2012 Construction continues with footings being poured and rebar placed in anticipation of the raising the walls, which will happen next month. Pat Lawrence of Lawrence Construction is overseeing this part of the project. He and his team first had to remove a boul
We knew this would happen…tickets for our 2012 Hubbell Open House and Studio Tour are selling fast, so fast in fact that the morning tour is full. There are still a few afternoon tour tickets left. Get yours today!