The Art Traveler Guide:
A Portrait of Balboa Park
Walking tour starts at the San Diego Lawn Bowling Club and ends in the Alcazar Gardens.
As part of our yearlong centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition we are excited to have released our latest publication, The Art Traveler Guide: A Portrait of Balboa Park (Our Heritage Press, 2015). Let SOHO be your guide to Balboa Park for a unique perspective on the park that has inspired artists for generations.
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.
Click HERE for book press release.
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