Discover More Of San Diego’s Art Scene With The Art Scavenger Hunt From ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is helping the community discover its 15 public art installations with the launch of a brand-new scavenger hunt. Many of the public art installations were made possible by NTC Foundation and visitors just need to scan the QR code posted at any of the installations to get started exploring the 100 acres of park-like setting.
Plus, once you finish your hunt you will be able to pick one of the prizes and/or discounts provided by some of the local businesses including a glass of wine from Solare Ristorante. Start from any art installation or use this link to start at the James Armenta mural located just behind Moniker General (Building 23).
Some of the installation highlights include:
Transcending Perception, by The AjA Project/Josemar Gonzalez & Diana Cervera
A series of five doors, each representing the faces and voices of the collaborating artists and the communities they represent including San Diego, the East Coast, Tijuana, and Kenya. One side of the door represents how each artist views themselves, while the other side represents how the public and their communities see them.
During the day the doors will stand as a monument for these stories and communities inviting the audience to question their perception as they walk through the doors. At night, they will glow and project colors, shapes, and narrative into the surrounding landscape.
Untitled, by James Armenta
Created in partnership with Intuit, this mural uses maritime signal flags flanked by dazzle camouflage to communicate a message to viewers. For many years, maritime signal flags have been used as a system of communication amongst vessels. Dazzle camouflage was a pattern used by ships in both World Wars. The bold, staggered stripes obfuscate a ship’s direction and speed from enemies.
Facetime, by Miki Iwasaki
Three sculptures incorporating steel and wooden bench elements, representing the universal, primal need for shelter and spaces for face-to-face conversation. An artist reception, open to the public, showcases the connection between small-scale model making and large-scale architecture and construction.
Tessellation #1, by Jason Xavier Lane
This sculpture is influenced by craft and design in the San Diego region, past and present. A sculptural monolith clad in three-dimensional, hand-cast concrete tiles will be set beneath two existing magnolia trees. A bench of hand-hewn timber is inset within the sculpture to reflect Liberty Station’s original 1920’s grand post-and-beam roof construction and the legacy of naval shipbuilding.
A Dime to Call Home, by Michelle Montjoy
A collection of sea bags cast in cement, revealing bits of soft clothing and “arms” knitted from nautical rope reaching up from each bag. This installation represents the transformations new recruits experience upon entering the military and its contrasts to home life.
Rolling it Forward, by Jeremy Nuttall
Represents a boat and rolling waves made entirely of community-painted skateboards located on the roof of one of the buildings. It builds on the concept of “Pay It Forward” and required the support and involvement of the community to be completed through public painting events. The project references two important histories of San Diego both the Naval and Maritime histories along with the influence San Diego has had on the progression of skateboarding and the communities they connect.
Column A and Column B: A Continual Mural Narrative Performance, by Hugo Crosthwaite
A mural project that is all about presenting muralism as a performance. Crosthwaite created the mural in public for 16 days. During that time, the public was able to see him work and ask questions. The project is a performance about the creative process and showcases the nature of art.
Sky Mosaic, by David Krimmel
A 30’ x 8’ foot installation on an arcade rooftop walkway will be created using 1,200 colored transparent tiles that will literally “flutter” in the wind. Inspired by the original tiles in Liberty Public Market, the piece will cast colorful shadows depending on sun and season.
This looks like a fun way to explore Liberty Station and our amazing local artists’ work!
See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!