Library Friends to dedicate stained glass art

Judy Nachazel photo
Judy Nachazel photo

Friends of the Ramona Library invite the community to its annual meeting at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, for the dedication of the new stained glass window designed by artist James Hubbell, who will be at the event, and the refurbished library donor wall.

Hubbell, an internationally acclaimed artist, craftsman, designer, and builder with a studio in Wynola, created a custom piece of stained glass art for the entry to the Ramona Library. The artwork, titled “Laurel Passage,” was commissioned by Friends of the Ramona Library. Inspired by the natural world, Hubbell finds beauty where others might see devastation. The 2003 Cedar Fire burned much of his home in Julian and also damaged his studios. He incorporated melted glass and debris from the fire into sculptures and watercolor landscapes to depict rebirth,

Joan Gansert, center, president of the Friends of the Ramona Library, talks with artist James Hubbell as Annie Fagan works on Hubbell’s design for Ramona Library. Photo/Judy Nachazel

renewal and hope. He and his wife, Ann, have set up a trust to donate their land, home, and studios to the nonprofit Ilan Lael Foundation to continue their dreams after their deaths.

Also to be dedicated at the meeting is the donor wall at the back entrance of the library. The wall was refurbished after being vandalized with graffiti.

The library is at 1275 Main St. For more information, call 760-788-5270.

Photo/Judy Nachazel


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