pastel by Margaret Kyle-Roxburgh
Balboa Park has always been a magical part of my life. Margaret Kyle-Roxburgh’s beautiful artworks of the Park on view in our home were some of my earliest memories. What were these colorful windows filled with Lily ponds and castles? They weren’t photos, but visions. Someone’s hand and spirit created these. Somehow knowing my great granny made them encouraged me to do the same. My grandma Eunice Lyon-Roxburgh would save nice white pieces of cardboard for me to draw on, and so at age nine my life as an artist began. Then when we went on family outings to Balboa Park I saw the Park’s beautiful landscape and fell in love, just as Margaret had before me. This exhibit honors those two strong and wonderful women.
The concept of “The Park as Muse” is indeed a reality we here in San Diego are so fortunate to have. Our grand and resplendent Park is much more than its world-famous reputation. To me its gracious design and cultural importance have come to represent what vision and community effort can achieve. And the concept of “the Park as muse” is a reality we here in San Diego are so fortunate to experience.
*** Well, the event this weekend was so fun Thanks to all who attended. A big Thanks to Helen Ofield and Amanda Heller of the SD County Libraries, also Linnea Dayton for her great Power Point design and production ***