This collection consists of 148 photographs taken in 2018, 2019, 2021 and compiled by Kathy Francies, retired librarian for
the Sacramento Public Library (SPL). Photographs capture murals from across Sacramento, painted on walls and in alleys as
part of the "Wide Open Walls" annual artists' festival.
Kathy Francies was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 15, 1940. She attended public schools in Baldwin Park, California,
through high school and graduated from Azusa College in 1962 with a Bachelor's degree in Education and Psychology. Francies
then went on to earn a Master's degree at Arizona State University in Education and Library Science. She started her career
in librarianship at Brown Military Academy in Glendora, California, then worked as a librarian at Phoenix Christian High School
in Arizona. Her career at SPL spanned 31 years, starting as a library assistant and ending as a reference librarian, working
much of that time the Sacramento Room. In her retirement, she has continued to contribute SPL and the Sacramento Room Collection.
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