10 YEARS AGO
Quincy artist Dean Mitchell’s inspiring life was going to be the subject of a children’s book authored by local resident Betty James. Her book, “Dean Mitchell, The Artist: An Ordinary Man With An Extraordinary Gift” was hitting the book stores some time in the late Spring. James, a 29-year educator, was currently the reading coach at Gretna Elementary School. Mitchell grew up in Quincy and was raised by his grandmother who inspired him to pursue his love of art.