SAN by Jari Werc Alvarez, is one of three new  murals that Alvarez was hired to create at Lindburgh Field. Courtesy of wercworldwide. com
SAN by Jari “Werc” Alvarez,was the first of three new murals that Alvarez was hired to create at Lindburgh Field. Courtesy of wercworldwide. com

An artist hired to create three murals for the east face of the Commuter Terminal at Lindbergh Field was given plenty of inspiration about San Diego’s aviation and Navy history at a public forum Friday.

Jari “Werc” Alvarez is looking for ideas for the second and third works of the series. His first piece, “SAN,” is a depiction of the golden age of aviation that went up in March, replacing a huge portrait of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh that was displayed for many years.

A couple of experts attended the forum to talk about key figures who helped to develop the local aviation industry, iconic planes that were produced in San Diego, and key landmarks that the artist could reference.

Alvarez told NBC7/39 that he hopes the murals inspire viewers to learn more about San Diego’s ties to aviation.

“I hope that it triggers something in them that they might want to either stop by, or look it up online, and from that they get some education from the symbols,” Alvarez said.

At 2 p.m. tomorrow, 15 teens involved in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Teen Advisory Group will hold a similar meeting — which is not open to the public. They also will produce a small mural that will be displayed on the Youth Art Wall of Terminal 2 East, according to the San Diego County Airport Authority.

City News Service