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REAL ESTATE
June 6, 1993
World-renowned sculptor and artist James Hubbell's free-form home, 50 miles east of San Diego near Julian, will be open to the public June 20, to benefit the Ilan Lael Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Hubbell founded to integrate art into the life of the community. Hubbell, known for designing about 20 naturalistic homes and commercial buildings in California, and his wife, Anne, began building the home, which they describe as a "sculpture that you live in," in 1958.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2003 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The flames that killed a firefighter and ravaged scores of dwellings and businesses near the San Diego County town of Julian also claimed one of the most admired and unusual homes in Southern California: the hand-built, 45-year-old hilltop compound of 71-year-old artist and architect James Hubbell. "Almost anything that was wood is gone," said Hubbell, who sneaked past barricades to walk the property for 45 minutes Friday morning.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2002 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
James Hubbell, nearly 71 years old and still inclined to daydreams of dragonfly wings, steers his white Dodge van with eerie calm through hellish binational traffic. Behind him, he keeps at hand a tape measure, a bag of mortar, a builder's level, several trowels, a tube of sun block. Ahead, as usual, lies a building site. "I don't really know why I do it, except it's an excuse to do something," Hubbell has just been saying. "I just like to build."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2002 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
James Hubbell, nearly 71 years old and still inclined to daydreams of dragonfly wings, steers his white Dodge van with eerie calm through hellish binational traffic. Behind him, he keeps at hand a tape measure, a bag of mortar, a builder's level, several trowels, a tube of sun block. Ahead, as usual, lies a building site. "I don't really know why I do it, except it's an excuse to do something," Hubbell has just been saying. "I just like to build."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1987 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Elaine Krieger hopes to see thousands of San Diego County children in October cavorting in Balboa Park to performances in drama, music, art, dance, literature, puppetry, poetry and mime. Krieger's vision would be the first "Kidzartz Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 17, a showcase for local artists to turn on students countywide to the arts at a time of funding crunches for the fine arts in school districts.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1988 | EILEEN SONDAK
KidzArtz is kid's stuff, but it certainly isn't child's play. Saturday's daylong KidzArtz Festival will transform Balboa Park into a beehive of artistic activity. And it's strictly art for art's sake, according to its creator. "KidzArtz is a kids event, but we don't have the typical clowns or balloons or face painting," said Elaine Krieger, coordinator of the festival. "We're trying to present high-quality art for children. We don't talk down to them, and we don't talk over their heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2003 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The flames that killed a firefighter and ravaged scores of dwellings and businesses near the San Diego County town of Julian also claimed one of the most admired and unusual homes in Southern California: the hand-built, 45-year-old hilltop compound of 71-year-old artist and architect James Hubbell. "Almost anything that was wood is gone," said Hubbell, who sneaked past barricades to walk the property for 45 minutes Friday morning.
NEWS
February 22, 2005
'It's a curtain to an opera that's just been written about "Green Mansions." I'd like to know when the first performance is scheduled and who will sing the bird woman.' -- James Hubbell artist, sculptor and architect * 'Bow-tie pasta in a variety of colors.' -- Dina Adham, attorney * 'Ick. It looks like the wallpaper my little sister colored and glued inside her Barbie Dream House.' -- Matthew Connors 12, Oceanside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991
With technology ranging from computers to laser discs becoming commonplace in classrooms, officials of Brookhurst Junior High School have decided to offer students a look back to the days when artisans used raw materials instead of keyboards to produce their work. As part of the school's annual Traditional Technology in a Modern World Week, which runs today through Friday, students will visit with four artists who have shunned modern technology in favor of more traditional ways of expression.
HOME & GARDEN
November 1, 2007
Many readers have asked whether homes and gardens featured recently in the Home section were affected by the Southern California fires. An update: -- The Hubbells: The Sept. 6 cover story ("A Fire's Survivor") featured the home of artist James Hubbell, who with wife Anne had rebuilt their piece of folk architecture following the 2003 Cedar fire. The Hubbells' son Drew said the Witch fire started less than four miles away from his parents' property in Wynola, outside Julian.
REAL ESTATE
June 6, 1993
World-renowned sculptor and artist James Hubbell's free-form home, 50 miles east of San Diego near Julian, will be open to the public June 20, to benefit the Ilan Lael Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Hubbell founded to integrate art into the life of the community. Hubbell, known for designing about 20 naturalistic homes and commercial buildings in California, and his wife, Anne, began building the home, which they describe as a "sculpture that you live in," in 1958.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1988 | EILEEN SONDAK
KidzArtz is kid's stuff, but it certainly isn't child's play. Saturday's daylong KidzArtz Festival will transform Balboa Park into a beehive of artistic activity. And it's strictly art for art's sake, according to its creator. "KidzArtz is a kids event, but we don't have the typical clowns or balloons or face painting," said Elaine Krieger, coordinator of the festival. "We're trying to present high-quality art for children. We don't talk down to them, and we don't talk over their heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1987 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Elaine Krieger hopes to see thousands of San Diego County children in October cavorting in Balboa Park to performances in drama, music, art, dance, literature, puppetry, poetry and mime. Krieger's vision would be the first "Kidzartz Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 17, a showcase for local artists to turn on students countywide to the arts at a time of funding crunches for the fine arts in school districts.
NEWS
March 5, 1992
Sho-En Outdoor Sculpture Center near Ramona will hold its first sculpture festival this weekend. The event features 31 original indoor and outdoor works by 27 local artists in addition to the more than 100 outdoor sculptures in the center's permanent collection by contemporary artists from around the country. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Ilan-Lael, a nonprofit arts awareness organization founded by artist and sculptor James Hubbell.
NEWS
March 5, 1992 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serenity, tranquillity and fresh air are easy words to link to a backcountry place like Ramona, but words like art and sculpture do not come to mind as quickly. Lewis Weinberg is trying to change that. He has created the Sho-En Outdoor Sculpture Center, a 50-acre expanse near Ramona that incorporates Japanese trees and sculptures from as far as Africa and Europe and as near as Julian.
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