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NEW VENUE AND DATE: Introducing Roberto Salas – Meet the Artist Commissioned to Create Public Art for Sweetwater Park

The Port of San Diego is hosting a Meet the Artist event with distinguished artist Roberto Salas who has been selected to create public art for the future Sweetwater Park in the Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista’s Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment. 

Those interested in learning about Roberto and gaining insight into his artistic process are invited to attend. 

WHEN:     Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE:   The Bayside Pavilion, at Safe Harbor South Bay, 640 Marina Parkway Chula Vista, CA 91910
RSVP:       Facebook event page

Planned as an informative and interactive evening with Roberto, attendees will learn about his significant body of work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration that he’ll draw from in developing the public art for Sweetwater Park as part of the Port’s Percent for Art Program. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions.

Admission is free. Food will be provided along with an area for children’s art activities. 

About Roberto Salas 
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Roberto Salas has numerous ties to the San Diego region and is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in visual arts. Roberto is a versatile artist, teacher, and lecturer who has completed numerous artworks ranging from relief sculptures and mosaics to painted murals and large-scale stone steles. 
His work has been commissioned by various cities, commissions, and organizations throughout California and across the United States, as well as internationally. Roberto’s artwork has been displayed in places like the Koumi-machi Kougen Museum of Art in Koumi, Japan, Logan Heights Library, Chicano Park, and includes “Itzamna” the significant sculptural limestone panel on the exterior facade of Southwestern College’s Learning Resource Center.  

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The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

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