After retiring as an engineer, Ruth Hayward took up sculpting. She detailed her research into a few Balboa Park forebears, whose likenesses she sculpted in bronze near the western entrance to the park, at our recent Meeting of the Minds event.
We have video from Hayward’s presentation, as well as the one from Tijuana resident Marcos Espinosa, who plays percussion with the San Diego Youth Symphony. And we have a presentation from Ranger Kim Duclo, who drew our attention to sculptures, fountains, trees and architecture in the park that have counterparts elsewhere in Southern California.
That about wraps up this round of reporting on Balboa Park. Next up, I’ll be diving into another intriguing topic connected to San Diego’s culture: homelessness. You can read more about the beginning of that effort and what to expect from me. Please tell me: What do you want to know?
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