Y. White: Art Program Manager, Public Community & Customer
Relations Dept: San Diego
County Regional Airport Authority
Y. White is an arts administrator with over ten years' experience. She
facilitates group and individual assistance related to arts and culture
programs and serves as the key liaison between artists, design professionals,
public officials, media and community groups. Arts-based community development
and community partnerships are integral to the success of the many projects
she has managed. Currently she serves as the Art Program Manager for
the San Diego International Airport. Since obtaining this position in
July 2006, she has successfully completed the Airport Art Master Plan
which includes formalizing the framework and guidelines for the three
components of the Airport Art Program: Temporary and Rotating Exhibits,
Performing Arts and Public Art.
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"Since the airport is a major portal to the City, implementing
the Site and Opportunity plan in November 2007 is definitely my most
significant visual arts highlight within the last 12 months. This Site
and Opportunity Plan includes a 'vision' for public art opportunities
for the San Diego International Airport which identifies optimum opportunities
resulting in a unique collection of integral artworks that are seamless
with building design and infrastructure. New polices allow for 2% of
construction allocation of eligible projects for new public art opportunities
for both Terminal Development Program and Existing Facilities. "
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "Since my focus is public art, if I could do anything to enhance
visual arts in San Diego, it would be to offer more development opportunities
for the local artists' community. Collaborative outreach from public
agencies is essential in order to grow, nurture and foster new talent
for public art exhibition in the public realm."