Book Launch - Signing & Guided Tour
January 11 · 11am-2:30pm
Our yearlong centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition kicks off with the release of our latest publication, The Art Traveler Guide: A Portrait of Balboa Park (Our Heritage Press, 2015). The artist RD Riccoboni will be on hand for a book signing and guided tour. The book will be available for purchase for $10.95 at SOHO's Museum Shop at the Marston House Museum & Garden in Balboa Park, as well as at all SOHO Museum Shops. You may purchase the book in advance and it will be held for you to pick up the day of the event.
This unique 56-page booklet on historic Balboa Park is richly illustrated with vivid paintings by acclaimed San Diego artist RD Riccoboni. A longtime historic preservationist and founder of Beacon Artworks Gallery in Old Town, San Diego, Riccoboni calls himself "The Art Traveler" because he paints historic buildings and sites wherever he goes to promote and "preserve" them. Riccoboni also views himself as "a cultural heritage storyteller in paint."
The Art Traveler Guide: A Portrait of Balboa Park displays Riccoboni's brilliantly colored paintings of the park's historic landmarks on nearly every page. The self-taught artist paints in an Impressionist, plein-air style, often using bold, Expressionist colors. Riccoboni's effervescent portrayal of Balboa Park buildings and gardens, arcades and fountains, reflects his passion for this internationally renowned place that civic visionaries developed for huge international expositions in 1915 and 1935. The book is designed for walking tours, including disabled access at all stops, or as a handsome history-and-art portfolio that is also a valuable reference.
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In Person Marston House Museum Shop
3525 Seventh Avenue
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