Museum brings overview of artist, with show and studio trip

OCEANSIDE — Opening Feb. 3, James Hubbell’s “In Search of Shadows” public sculpture exhibit, invites the community to a preview reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. The reception is complimentary for OMA members and $10 for non-members and includes an open bar and appetizers provided by OMA’s Culinary Arts Committee.The exhibit will feature 50 sculptures from the past 50 years of his career, with a range of media including bronze, wood, glass and stone, highlighting the evolution of his nature-inspired sculptural style and the reoccurring threads that connect the work over the past five decades.

A selection of close-up detail photographs of select sculptures taken by John Durant will be on view as well as a small display of architectural models and drawings. This exhibition is sponsored by Rudy and Elizabeth Van Hunnick.

Join Hubbell, OMA’s Executive Director Daniel Foster and special guests for a panel discussion on the topic of sculpture from 2 to 4 p.m. March 23 The discussion is complimentary for OMA members and free with museum admission.

Then experience the life and art of James Hubbell during a curated bus trip to Hubbell’s iconic eight building compound in Santa Ysabel May 11. The tour will be narrated by the curator of the exhibition, Danielle Deery, and will include a private tour of the Hubbell compound and a visit to at least one additional Hubbell public sculpture. Cost for the excursion, not including lunch, is $70 for OMA members and $80 for nonmembers. Travelers will have time to purchase their own lunch or apple pie in Julian. The tour begins at 9 a.m. at Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, and will end at the museum at approximately 5 p.m. To make reservations, call (760) 435-3721.



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