Artwork at a stairway in the new Terminal 2 parking plaza. Courtesy San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport’s Arts Program Tuesday unveiled the “Make Yourself at Home” exhibition, located throughout Terminal 2 pre- and post-security.

“Make Yourself at Home” features 16 exhibitors whose artwork and collections “explore how the concept of home differs for each person and shapes our memories, identities and sense of belonging in an increasingly nomadic world,” according to the airport.

“The SAN Arts Program is instrumental in enhancing SAN’s customer experience,” Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a statement. “The `Make Yourself at Home’ exhibition takes on new and imaginative ways to view the concept of home.

“We hope passengers traveling through San Diego take a moment to embrace the art and find new meaning in what home means to them,” Becker said.

Selected by a jury of arts professionals, the exhibit features artists who were chosen based on their creativity, unique use of media and relevance to the exhibition theme. Types of artwork in the exhibition include sculpture, painting, photography, video, woven textiles, ceramics and site- specific installations.

“The timing of this collection couldn’t be better considering many of us spent a large part of 2020 at home during the pandemic and have different takeaways on the meaning of home, as well as what it means to be able to leave home and then return,” said Chris Chalupsky, manager of the airport authority’s arts program. “We believe this exhibition will expand on this concept and offer insight and connections to our Southern California region for travelers either visiting or coming home.”

The temporary exhibition also features work displayed as part of San Diego’s Commission for Arts & Culture’s SD Practice initiative. All exhibition pieces will remain on display through May 2022.

–City News Service

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