Beach City Hall Gallery (City Government/Arts and Recreation/City
call Anita Edman an artist would be like calling a tiger "kitty."
She is not a woman who merely dabbles in paint, or raises a small fund
for a gallery show, or casually notices a public sculpture. She is a
virtual creative vortex; if raw material crosses her path it is funneled
into a vision that can only be called artistic exuberance. Whether she
be in her garage with her chainsaw and big purple glasses carving totem
poles, or at an auction rallying up enthusiasm for a recent acquisition
of student banners, or welding car parts into auto-art, she is a true
mover and shaker, and anyone who nears her orbit feels the pull. She
is a creative force.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"Times Are Tough? Art in San Diego is not only, alive and
well, but in the last couple of years, I have witnessed increasing possibilities
and opportunities in the San Diego area for artists in all disciplines.
As has been made evident by the history of art, difficult political
and economic climates can serve as inspiration and catalysts in energizing
and stimulating artists, and the arts in general. Artists are characteristically
wonderful innovators and problem solvers. Art, especially public art,
has the capacity to empower individual artists to educate and entertain
audiences, as well as open awareness to current challenging issues.
Given the existing need for new resourceful methods to do almost everything
and the besieged global situation, I see a wealth of inventiveness in
our future as a direct result of the artists who continually challenge
themselves to redefine and reinvent and those judicious communities
and visionary organizations that support them."