Tina Yapelli - Gail Roberts

Tina Yapelli: Professor and Director: University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

Since joining the faculty in 1985, Tina Yapelli has curated more than sixty exhibitions of contemporary art by regional, national and international artists. She also has organized a variety of educational programs, including symposia, lecture series and artists' residencies. Her writing on contemporary art has appeared in exhibition catalogues and journals in the United States and in a book published by Telos Art Publishing in England. Yapelli currently serves on the Public Art Committee of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

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

#1 "My most profound art experience of the last year, and certainly one of the most amazing art encounters of my life so far, was spending fifteen precious minutes with an absolutely breathtaking and awe-inspiring masterpiece: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "One of my goals as Director of the University Art Gallery is to engage the next generations of art viewers. One of my goals as a member of the Public Art Committee is to enrich the cultural life of our community with noteworthy public art projects, both permanent and temporary. "