SECRETS: A Map to Prescott’s Public Art Treasures

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WINNER OF THE ARIZONA HISTORICAL ADVISORY BOARD COMMISSION ARIZONA CENTENNIAL 2012 LEGACY PROJECT Award

 “SECRETS: A Map to Prescott’s Public Art Treasures” was created  to provide a guide that reintroduces and/or introduces individuals to Prescott’s public art treasures.  The guide is in the form of a map that the public can use to locate and visit our public art treasures. It includes photographs, information and anecdotal questions about each work. The proceeds from the sale of the maps serves as a fundraiser and educational tool for  ‘Tis  art education programs.

The Anecdotal Answers

  1. They taught at several Prescott schools.
  2. The entire city was shut down in honor of its dedication.
  3. WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnamese Conflict and Operation Desert Storm.
  4. The Lookout*
  5. Shortly after completion, half of the mural slipped off the wall due to heavy traffic vibration.  Fun note: The original light house lit up.
  6. Public Art Awareness Day
  7. Children from Mile High Middle School
  8. The Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo (1888)
  9. Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. (1948)
  10. A stalk of corn
  11. His nickname is “Bill” and he is fashioned of copper contributed by the copper industry of Jerome, AZ. He was created in Ohio and shipped via railway to Prescott.
  12. There’s a tiger in the tail, a rabbit on the foot and a dog on the paw.
  13. A cat, a butterfly, a bee, a ladybug and a dragonfly
  14. They are Arizona Mountain Lions. Jesse Homoki’s library lion guards the front of the library from its post on the wall and R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewars’ mountain lion is painted on the exterior stair case wall. Her name is Abbey and she is the guardian of the back of the library.
  15. The State Historians
  16. Diversity and community spirit
  17. Three
  18. The nocturnal creatures who make this preservation park their home.
  19. The original model of this piece melted in the back of his van in the heat of summer. Jesse had to start it again from scratch.
  20. “creative rehabilitation” efforts
  21. Safe routes to school
  22. A federally certified Eco-School. Eco-Schools are an international program of environmental and sustainable developmental education for schools. Students are involved in the decision-making process and activities. The aim of Eco-Schools is to raise student awareness of sustainable development issues though classroom study and community interaction.
  23. The Boy Scouts of America 1910 – 2010
  24. The origin of bull riding is thought to be derived from the tradition of bull fighting that made its way from Spain to Mexico and then north to the United States.
  25. Yavapai Tribal Chieftess Viola Jimulla’s family basket emblem.
  26. The Mountain Artists Guild*
  27. Gravestone for the heroes lost at sea, missing in action and those killed in actions who haven’t been buried. Ed Brooks US Navy submarine veteran
  28. That of a pioneer woman.*
  29. “The Sculpture garden is a place of beauty, inspiration and thoughtful reflection. It is a perfect balance of art, education, nature and spirit.” Friends of Yavapai College Art