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  • Portrait of Prescott: Framing Ida Kendall

    Jan 8, 19 • ndemarino • 5ensesComments Off on Portrait of Prescott: Framing Ida KendallRead More »

    By Mona Stephens   One emotion no human being can escape is the grief that accompanies a deep loss. The experience can be earth-shattering and set a person’s entire being ablaze. With time the pain lessens and for some, they rise from the ashes of their sorrows like a phoenix. They then step into their full power again and often have a new or a regained sense of purpose. Ida Kendall, a Prescott local, is that phoenix. She’s an inspirational woman from her personal life, to her career, to her philosophies. She’s a woman who “turned a grievous loss into a community building place,” as her friend Jameson Thompson would say. So, who is Ida Kendall? How is she impacting the community as a whole? How did she turn a loss into a living legacy? The answers are guaranteed to pluck at your heartstrings and make you proud to reside in Yavapai County. Here is the story of Ida Kendall, a woman people who know her say is “a lantern in the dark.” Framing Ida Long-standing residents of Yavapai County may know Ida Kendall as a happy-go-lucky artist, filled with passion, who owns The Frame and I and The Art Store in downtown Prescott. Just by stopping into her shop, you get a sense of who she is. She comes across as a gracefully vibrant, calm, and sincere being; but

Celebrating art and science in Greater Prescott.

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