Residents of Lincoln Park in southeastern San Diego could’ve chosen another mural or a beautifying project to fulfill the San Diego Museum of Art’s current focus on their neighborhood.
But the community had something weightier in mind, as the museum’s project leader Irma Esquivias described at our “Meeting of the Minds” last week. They’ve drawn up plans with artists to try to counteract a key neighborhood intersection’s reputation as the “Four Corners of Death.”
Esquivias joined five wide-ranging speakers discussing the origins of local brewing, San Diego’s “mutant punk” experiments, a homegrown set designer and more.
Their passion was clear.
“We do this art because we love it, not because people tell us, ‘You’re dope, you’re dope, here’s some money,’” said hip-hop choreographer and instructor Melissa Adao.
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