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July 28, 2009 (La Mesa)-- Twenty oil paintings by El Cajon resident Jack Jordan are now on display through the end of August at the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa. The artwork includes landscapes, western themes and portraits. Jordan is a premier oil painter whose work has appeared in national magazines and many galleries in the U.S. and Mexico.


He is the author of “How To Paint The Old West,” and has taught many classes on landscape, seascape and portrait painting. He has hosted one-man shows at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Birch Aquarium and Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College. He began his formal training at age 12 as the old child in a class of adult painters, lithographers and sculptors in Des Moines, Iowa. He worked as a staff artist, art director and picture editor at several newspapers, including the Register and Tribune in Des Moines and the Evening-Tribune in San Diego. Jordan is currently represented by O’Dunn Fine Art in  La Mesa's downtown village.


The Jack Jordan exhibit is open to the public during regular library hours, which are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, phone (619) 825-5010 or visit The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County.

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