In recognition of October being named “National Arts and Humanities Month” by President Barack Obama, the Port of San Diego’s Office of Arts & Culture has developed a month-long calendar of special events and activities that encourage Port employees and the public to appreciate the impact of art on their lives and in their communities.
Three free public events will be held in October to give the public an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with artists and to view and experience an interactive public art installation.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Port is teaming up with Woodbury School of Architecture to host a creative conversation with artists Margaret Noble and Jose Parral, who is an associate professor at Woodbury and heading up the Master of Landscape Architecture program. The discussion is from 6pm to 7pm at Woodbury School of Architecture, 2212 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92112.
Margaret Noble is a San Diego, California-based sound artist who creates interactive artwork experiences. She has exhibited her work extensively, both nationally and internationally, including in England, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, France, Austria and Puerto Rico.
Jose Parral is an award winning designer and educator specializing in landscape architecture. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Kate L. Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, American Academy in Rome. He has been associated with landscape architecture firms throughout California and currently operates a small design practice. He has been associate professor at Woodbury University San Diego, California since 2008.
About the Office of Arts & Culture in San Diego
The Port of San Diego’s Office of Arts & Culture is focused on creating a vibrant waterfront destination with innovative artworks, cultural programming, and activation opportunities that enhance the visual excitement and cultural richness of District tidelands. With a permanent outdoor collection of over 70 artworks, combined with more than 30 tenant-commissioned artworks, and a dynamic curatorial plan focused on contemporary exhibitions, there is something for everyone around San Diego Bay. One can enjoy the many artworks on permanent display year-round and return to see new temporary pop-up exhibitions.
Woodbury University San Diego is holding an Open House on October 28, 2016. If you are interested in learning more about the programs, both undergraduate and graduate, offered at Woodbury, visit the Open House page for details and to RSVP.