‘We can do it’ – Rosie the Riveter chalk art sends message of hope

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Edna Gomez and her daughter Sylvia Lyden pose for a photo with their chalk drawing of the famous image of Rosie the Riveter wearing a mask. The two wanted to inspire hope during the COVID-19 shutdowns in Temecula. Valley News/Courtesy photo
A local Temecula family uses chalk art as a message to the community during difficult times. Sylvia Lyden and her mother Edna Gomez started drawing in chalk a few years ago, when they first signed up for Temecula’s Art and Street Painting Festival. “We just signed up one year and we loved it,” Lyden said. Both mother and daughter took an art class together at Mt. San Jacinto College in 2000. They also had a side business doing murals a few years ago. “It’s a hobby,” Gomez said. This chalk art drawing is Rosie th
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