Jamaican Jason Ellis Among 2018 Living Legends of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jamaican Jason A. Ellis has been selected as one of this year’s Living Legends of Alexandria, Virginia. Ellis is founder of the nonprofit, Momentum Collective Inc. and currently serves as program manager at the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA).

The multitalented creative director and artist was recognized by the City of Alexandria for his outstanding work in utilizing the performing arts to positively impact the lives of youth in underserved and underrepresented communities. The presentation and awards reception took place recently at the Northern Virginia Community College.

Jason Ellis accepts a framed portrait from Jennifer Ayers, President, Living Legends of Alexandria

Jason Ellis accepts a framed portrait from Jennifer Ayers, President, Living Legends of Alexandria

Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing documentary project to identify, honor and chronicle the lives of people making history in Alexandria. The idea was conceived in 2016 by artist-photographer Nina Tisara and initiated with support by the Rotary Club of Alexandria and the Alexandria Gazette Packet.

The mission of Living Legends of Alexandria (LLA) is to identify, honor and chronicle individuals who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Alexandria. To date, Living Legends has told the stories of 221 citizens and how they made a difference in the community. In 2015, the gift of the Living Legend portraits was accepted by the Office of Historic Alexandria to become part of its permanent collection.

Jason Ellis Living Legend

2018 Living Legends of Alexandria (left to right): Gwendolyn Hubbard Lewis, Jason A. Ellis, Ann & Rick Dorman, Marion Moon, Charlie Euripides and Florence King. Absent: Sherry Wilson Brown & Lori Morris

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