Constance Y. White - Patty Bean

Constance Y. White: Art Program Manager, Public Community & Customer Relations Dept: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Constance 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.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "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. "

Question #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."