Excerpt from a longer letter posted in the San Diego Union Tribune by Victoria Reed, Chair of the Public Art Committee, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
The Port, along with the Centre City Development Corp. and the city of San Diego, has been instrumental in supporting an ambitious art proposal by Pae White for the North Embarcadero waterfront redevelopment. The Port has also commissioned a light-based artwork by Leni Schwendinger for installation on the planned Broadway Pier Cruise Ship Terminal. Considering that White and Schwendinger are highly regarded in their fields — White’s works were in the 2009 Venice Art Biennale and Schwendinger is currently participating in Lightmapping NYC — when White’s and Schwendinger’s proposals are realized, San Diego could have the most dynamic, art-centered waterfront in the country.
Read her entire commentary in support of the Port here.