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2004Frances Fields Retrospective
A Life of Art

Memories of Frances Fields from written material
"My hair is gray, and my face has lots of wrinkles, but I do feel young at heart. I had eleven children and raised ten -- so I had to keep up with them for many years. I always loved art, but until I moved to Prescott in the early 1960's I hadn't done anything since high school.
when Yavapai College first opened in 1969 with Ed Branson as its only art instructor, I enrolled immediately and have taken a variety of art classes over the ensuing years. My first paintings were pretty awful, but at the time I thought they were great because I was finally doing something I had been looking forward to for many years.
When I discovered collage and watercolor/collage, I felt I'd found the medium that best suited me. I like the process of collage==moving elements of a composition around until they suit me. I have recently begun to weave, as well, something I have long wanted to try. Prescott has been a happy place for me because it allowed me to pursue a dream.
Before I moved to Prescott in 1979, responding to art had been an important facet of my life. Gallery-hopping in New York City, discussing art at the Cedar Tavern, and having paintings transform strange places into familiar one--all added color to my life."


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Prescott and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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