After our seventh “Meeting of the Minds” culture discovery event wrapped up last night, I got an email from one of our speakers. Mary Beebe, who has directed a renowned sculpture collection at UC San Diego since 1981, told us what goes into making monumental sculpture happen — or not happen, as the case sometimes has been here.
Beebe believes passionately that San Diego can be a great cultural city. And she thinks you’re the ones to make that happen.
“The people who were there tonight are probably the ones who will make the real differences for San Diego’s future,” she wrote. “Make it not America’s Finest City — such a corny embarrassing claim — but one of America’s great cities.”
It was a night of discovering some of this city and county’s niches and neighborhoods.
We found lots of reasons to be proud of the ingenuity of our San Diego neighbors.
Here are a few highlights and videos from Beebe and our other six dynamic presenters.