A SALUTE TO JAMES HUBBELL celebrates the accomplishments of this world famous, Santa Ysabel-based artist, designer craftsman and dedicated environmentalist.
For more than forty years James Hubbell has been creating art and fostering world peace and environmental sustainability. He has a rare gift for creating work that unites the three words with which he approaches life — trust, balance and beauty. His innovative, organic architecture and his skill and talent as an artist craftsman give Hubbell’s buildings, environments, sculptures and paintings lives and language of their own that never argue with nature. Working with a community of craft artists and materials such as tile, cement, wood, metal, brick, and glass, he creates a poetic fusion of hands, heart, and mind.
The relationship between art and community is the essence of James Hubbell’s work and life, prompting the establishment in 1982 of The Ilan Lael Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes harmony among people and nature. The foundation fosters both national and international community-based projects and outreach, employing a range of global craft artists and volunteers to participate in the collaborative process of creating public art. Peace parks throughout the Pacific Rim and a school for the children of Tijuana’s Colonia Esperanza are among Hubbell’s projects. He has also created eighteen doors for a palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Hubbell’s artwork, jewelry and signed copies of his books will be available in the Museum’s store The Collector’s Gallery during the run of the exhibition.