ILAN-LAEL FOUNDATION HOSTS FATHER’S DAY OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO TOUR JUNE 17 AT ARTIST JAMES HUBBELL’S HOME, A HISTORIC LANDMARK

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Source: Ilan Lael Foundation

Cover photo credit:  Michael Gerdes and Chris Henry

May 16, 2018 (Wynola) -- The Ilan-Lael Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Wynola, will host its annual Father’s Day Open House and Studio Tour on Sunday, June 17th.

Just three miles west of Julian, this picturesque spot with views of the Volcan and Cuyamaca Mountains is home to renowned artist James Hubbell.  Between the late 1950’s – 1960’s, using natural local materials, James designed and constructed a handful of artistic buildings that became his family’s home, now a designated historic landmark.

Photo, right via Michael Gerdes

Since then, Hubbell has produced thousands of works of art including hand-crafted doors, stained glass windows, gates, and sculpture in almost every material, including wood, stone, metal, glass, and clay. James is widely known for his organic-style buildings which are complete works-of-art. His art and architecture have been installed in homes, schools, gardens, pavilions, nature centers, monasteries, museums, and peace parks around the world.

James Hubbell is also the founder and guiding light of the Ilan-Lael Foundation — an organization whose mission is to engage the public through nature and art.  It does this through classes, tours, and events.

Ilan-Lael’s Annual Father’s Day Tour gives visitors a chance to see James and Anne Hubbell’s home which is also their nurturer, resource, reference, shelter, launch pad, and retreat. 

Photo, left via Emilie Ledieu

Admission is $50 per person ($40 for seniors; $30 for students and active military; and children 12 and under are free). To register, visit www.ilanlaelfoundation.org  or call Susan Meyer at 760-765-3427 to learn more.