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Apr 18, 2012
Prescott Valley Monument "Not-So-Gentle Tamer" by Bob Boze Bell, sculpted by Deb Gessner
The Yavapai Centennial Gala Committee has chosen Bob
Boze Bell's water color "Not-So-Gentle Tamer" to use as their
poster for the Prescott Valley Centennial Celebration."Whether they
were wrangling ornery kids, or dispatched hogs, chickens, scorpions
and rattlesnakes,the women who lived in the Arizona Territory had
to be tough." That's exactly what the "Not-So-Gentle Tamer"
After viewing this illustration, it was then decided to make this
iconic image into a monumental bronze. Collaboration began between
artist, historian, and author, Bob Boze Bell and local sculptor,
Deb Gessner to create this statue.
In order to raise funds for the 10 ft. monument, there will be two
smaller bronze sizes availble for sale, 12"and 23" tall.
The enlargement is being created at Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry
and Gallery in Prescott Valley. The 10 ft. clay enlargement will be
shown at Bronzesmith's Annual Memorial Day Open House on Friday,
May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, so please stop by.