The “Joy Ride, An Architect’s Journey to Mexico’s Ancient and Colonial Places” published by ORO Editions, dinner and lecture hosted by the Huntington’s James Folsom on July 27th was a great event, held in the California Gardens and restaurant. After dinner guests and family enjoyed an illustrated lecture in Rothenberg Hall by the architect, author and artist David C. Martin.

The lecture talked of his inspirational trips to Baja, California, illustrated by dramatic watercolors of the Missions and Plazas discovered off road, as he traveled by jeep with his wife Mary and their family. These spaces became the inspiration for designs he created and built as design architect with AC Martin, his renowned family firm downtown LA.

The Joy Ride book signing was in the auditorium plaza of the theater. Sixty books were sold, proceeds to go to the Huntington. Guests included:

Mary Klaus Martin and David Martin’s family
The Boone family of philanthropists – Marylou Boone, Nick and Suzanne Boone.
Blaine Fetter and Linda Boone Fetter
Nancy Power
Tina Beebe
Denise Demergue
John and Joan Hotchkis, philanthropists
Sally Drennon
Lyn Rothman
Ben Donenberg
Stephen and Mus White
Sofia Borges Director of MADWORKSHOP

photo is L-R:
James Folsom and David Martin
Sofia Borges, John Uniack, Mary Martin and David Martin
Marylou Boone and Nick Boone