“Art On & Off the Walls” guide traces Prescott’s hidden masterpieces – Sedona.Biz
Prescott AZ (September 11, 2021) – From the majestic lawns of Courthouse Plaza to the winding sidewalks of YC’s Marcusen Sculpture Garden to the menagerie of lions, horses, heroes, dragons and eagles residing in galleries, office parks and alleyway murals throughout town, Prescott inspired an abundance of art. Each piece has its own story: inspiration, creation, the message it tries to convey. Today, the Yavapai College Foundation and the American Association of University Women collected these stories from Prescott’s past in order to raise funds for his future.
The Prescott branch of the American Association of University Women proudly unveils Art on and off the walls, a comprehensive guide to over 30 well-known and little-known public art treasures in our community. Available for sale from September 17th Art on and off the walls will raise funds to support STEM college scholarships for promising female students.
“Our Victorian Walk last year was popular with the community and provided generous funds for our scholarships,” said former AAUW Prescott branch president Deb Dillon. “As we know many are wary of indoor or group activities at this time, we have chosen a fundraising opportunity that allows people to enjoy some of the wonderful outdoor arts in our community at their own pace. “
Prescott’s impressive portfolio of public art ranges from iconic postcard images to heartfelt tributes to difficult abstracts. While many reside in galleries and public spaces, a surprising number linger in unlikely places. Art on and off the walls tells a variety of styles – cowboy art, civic monuments, modern murals, and Native American creations – and turns the town you think you know into a sort of aesthetic scavenger hunt, telling the stories behind the works people have seen – and highlighting a few pieces that they may have overlooked.
“We used two teams,” said Sandra Bennett, co-chair of the AAUW scholarship committee, “researchers,” who researched the art and gathered information about it, and writers who have compiled the guide. “The information came from brochures, maps and site interviews. “
The Art on and off the walls The guide can be purchased with a donation of $ 25, starting Friday, September 17. All proceeds will go to the AAUW Centennial Scholarship at Yavapai College, which supports talented female students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or math.
To donate and download the guide, please visit: www.yc.edu/aauwart. Those wishing to donate offline can send their check to: Prescott AAUW, PO Box 10881, Prescott AZ. Please make checks payable to “Yavapai College Foundation” and include your email address, and you will receive the link to the guide.
Yavapai College operates six campuses and centers in Yavapai County and offers more than 100 diplomas and certificates, student and community services, and cultural events and activities. To learn more about YC, visit www.yc.edu.