“What Must Be Hidden”
an exhibit of selected works by James Hubbell
May 19 - July 23, 2017
World-renowned artist and architect James Hubbell will showcase a selection of his works in an exhibit entitled “That Which Must Be Hidden” at the St. James
Library/Gallery May 19 to July 23.
The two-month exhibit, in the old library and adjacent courtyard, will feature stained glass, paintings and sculptures. It will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Private showings will be available by appointment through the church office.
Hubbell has written five poems specifically for the exhibit and will be present at many of the free events planned around the art show, beginning with an Opening Night Reception on Friday, May 19 and then a Taizé Service two days later on May 21.
St. James will host a private showing for San Diego’s top non-profit art groups on May 31. The 85-year-old artist hopes his exhibit will be a catalyst for bringing together local arts organizations in an effort to expand their offerings.
“Through art we may break the shell and allow the real world to influence us,” says Hubbell. “We have spent the last 500 years trying to understand the world by dividing it into parts [and] now are at the task of putting our world back together.”
The Rev'd Mark Hargreaves, Rector, will lead a conversation on June 9 with Hubbell’s son, Drew, about art and its environment. Drew runs a San Diego-based architecture firm specializing in green building processes and materials. A light reception will follow this event.
Special Presentations on Hubbell Works Around the World
On June 25, Marianne Gerdes, executive director of the Ilan-Lael art foundation, will give a lecture about Hubbell’s art and studio, located at the artist’s famous Ilan-Lael house in Santa Ysabel. Designed by Hubbell, the house is one of San Diego’s most architecturally significant homes.
Several of the award-winning artist’s most famous sculptures are on Shelter Island and in Coronado. Hubbell’s installations also grace parks, schools and gardens around the world. On July 7, Gerdes will return to St. James to lead a presentation on Hubbell’s art in public places.
The exhibit will close on July 23 – St. James Day – and both will be celebrated
with Vestry-hosted barbecue for the congregation and visitors.
Debut of the New Gallery
“St. James is very honored that James Hubbell’s exhibit will be the first to debut in our new Gallery/Library,” says Midge Coburn, chair of the Visual Arts
Committee, which is sponsoring the show. “It will be an enlightening event for the church and the wider community.”
Hubbell’s art will be for sale during the exhibit, along with a catalog, prints and postcards. Anyone interested in training to become a docent for this event
should contact Midge Coburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events around the Hubbell Exhibit
(*free and open to the public)