Unique “Antique Iron with Character” Sculpture Exhibit by Mira Mesan Hilary Paul McGuire Continues Through May at Bread & Salt Art Complex.
Hilary Paul McGuire, 81, resident of Mira Mesa, has been making sculptures using pieces of what he calls “Antique Iron with Character” for over 45 years. Hailing from Oklahoma, Hilary was recognized by judges from Boston and New York City in the Oklahoma Annual Exhibition of Art in 1976. He moved to San Diego the same year. McGuire was chosen from over 1,600 artists to be showcased at the San Diego Art Institute’s Annual Exhibitions in 1978 and again in 1980. Since 1982 he has been raising children and teaching math for the San Diego Community College District, all the while continuing his sculpting in the privacy of his home in Mira Mesa.
On April 13, 2019, McGuire debuted a personal selection of his sculptures at the Athenaeum Art Center inside the Bread & Salt Building in Logan Heights, just east of downtown San Diego. Attendance at this local exhibit will be appreciated by any age from two to 92, because no one has ever seen such an original approach to antique iron, incorporating historical railroad and agricultural parts into deep messages about wisdom and old age.
Share this unique experience with friends and happy family of all ages, continuing through May every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-4pm. The exhibit can be viewed Saturday, May 11th from 7 – 8pm as well. Hilary is also available for curated tours any day by appointment. Call 858-578-3421 for personal tours.