January 4, 2016
Portrait of Legend Jackie Gmach
by artist Mona Mills
The San Diego Legends art exhibit will be on display at the Heritage of the Americas Museum on the Cuyamaca College campus, located at 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West in El Cajon. The exhibit will run from January 6 - February 23.
The project, begun in 2013 by the San Diego County Library and the county's Aging and Independence Services department, is an annual recognition of citizen leaders, comprising painted portraits by local artist Mona Mills, photographs, and impact statements about local elders who lead by example. The Legends exemplify lifestyles that embrace inclusion, spiritual integrity, healthy living, humanism, and commitment to community. This exhibit will feature oil portraits of all individuals chosen as San Diego legends from 2013-2015.
"This project is a tremendous tribute to the leadership of individuals who have greatly influenced our communities and who have proved a source of inspiration for the legends of the future. Their lives and accomplishments are a testament to the nobility of hard work, as well as respect for each other and one's self." said Library Director José Aponte.
Visit www.sdcl.org/legends for more information about the Legends Project.