Lemon Grove Library hosts San Diego Legends art and photography exhibit

San Diego County Library celebrated Older Americans Month by honoring San Diego elders who serve as a testament to the value of hard work, spiritual integrity, and commitment to others. The 2015 San Diego Legends art and photography exhibit launched with an opening reception in May 2015 at the Lemon Grove Branch. A partnership with the County of San Diego's Aging and Independence Services department, this award-winning project is comprised of painted portraits by local artist Mona Mills, photographs by Library Director José Aponte, and impact statements about five local elders who lead by example, written by the library's Deputy Director Susan Moore. Approximately 110 community members attended the May 29 opening, which included an introduction to the Legends and their stories as well as music by Richard Favale and traditional Filipino dances by the County of San Diego's Filipino-American Employees' Association.

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