May 2 2012 12:00 AM

The first-ever artist in residency at the airport, a Chicano Park Mural dedication and more

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Chicano Park muralist Victor Ochoa
Photos by Kinsee Morlan

This week, artist Sheryl Oring reports for duty as the first-ever artist-in-residence at the San Diego International Airport. She'll be at the airport Monday through Friday, eight hours a day for three months. At the end of the residency, Oring, a performance artist known for civic engagement, will produce a piece for the airport.

"Sheryl has a tall order to take on," said Constance Y. White, the airport's art program manager. "From her residency here, she'll be able to be inspired and create an experience or project that will be really provocative and provide a window into what goes on here at the airport."---

The airport, which has been recognized for its public art and arts programming, has also put out a call for artist submissions to transform a room in Terminal 2 into a multimedia and new-media lounge geared toward teens.

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At 11 a.m. Saturday May 5, the Chicano Park mural "La Revolucion Mexicana" will be dedicated to longtime Chicano activist Ernesto Bustillos. Artists Victor Ochoa, Eddie "Swoopy" Galindo and Ray-Ban "Tzompantli" Urbina will be there to discuss the inspiration of the mural and the process of revamping it as part of the Chicano Park Mural Restoration Project.

San Diego State University School of Music and Dance continues to celebrate its 75th anniversary with two free performances of "Opera Arias" at noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Smith Recital Hall. At 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, the School of Music & Dance will present a free "Kiwanis Cinco de Mayo Concert" in Balboa Park, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, the celebration closes with "Carmina Burana," a performance by the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, Combined Choirs and the SDSU Wind Symphony. Visit music.sdsu.edu for details.

Local dancers are banding together for the second year in a row to produce a three-day multimedia showcase premiering new works by San Diego artists. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 3, through Saturday, May 5, at 10th Avenue Theatre (930 10th Ave., Downtown) youTurn Contemporary Arts will present dance by Erica Buechner, Anne Gehman, Maria Juan and Tamara Saari; visual art by Keith Puryear, Ursula McDonald and Vincent DeGuzman; textile works by Donna Webb and Sarah Larson; and music by Claudia Gomez Vorce. Tickets are $10 to $20.



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