Town’s 14th mural reflects country lifestyle

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A dedication ceremony for the “Country Lifestyle Mural,” sponsored by the San Diego Country Estates Association, will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. at the site of the mural at 325 10th St.

The public is invited. In addition to refreshments, attendees will receive a picture of the mural, autographed by the artist.

This is the 14th mural arranged by the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

The Country Lifestyle Mural illustrates the many landmarks of San Diego Country Estates. In this collage, the artist incorporated the scenic mountainous terrain, residential areas, hiking and horseback riding trails, and golfing opportunities.

The artist, Bob Teague, studied art at San Diego State University with a focus on graphic design. Originally from Oxnard, he lives with his wife in Chula Vista. He was one of two artists who painted the Historic Commerce Mural at 677 Main St.

As with all Ramona mural projects, viewers will be challenged to discover the “heart” icon in a “Where’s Waldo” exercise.

Donations to help pay for the mural projects can be made on the website at ramonamurals.com. Donations of $100 or more will be listed on the website and on a plaque on the building.

The main goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project is to create a reason for passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character, and heritage, and to rest a spell. After looking to the examples set by other mural towns, a group of Ramona business people launched an aggressive outdoor visual arts program, starting with murals.

The acronym, H.E.A.R.T. not only indicates Ramona as the geographic center of San Diego County, but reflects the character of the community. “H” for Historic and Hiking, “E” for Equine, “A” for Arts, Antiques and Agriculture, “R” for scenic rural vistas and drives, and “T” for Tasting of fine wines.

For more information about the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, go to ramonamurals.com or contact Elaine Lyttleton at 760-787-1102.



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