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Capital Seats Going With the Flow

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Bench Name: Going With The Flow

Designer: Becky Cunningham

Sponsor: Jan Wahrer

Location: Kentucky History Center, Ann St. side

Designer’s comments: I wanted to show the beauty and uniqueness of our city as it follows the flow of the Kentucky River. While the design is abstracted with bright colors and patterns, some favorite Frankfort landmarks can still be recognized. A few notable locations included on the bench are the Capitol, Frankfort High School, Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Good Shepherd Church, First Baptist Church, Paul Sawyier Public Library, Franklin County Court House, Capital Plaza Tower, and Buffalo Trace Distillery. I added some height with plywood attached to the bench’s back, and I used auto body filler on the wood for a textural quality in some areas. The bench was primed and painted using exterior latex paint. I thoroughly enjoyed portraying our city as a lively, colorful place to live and work.

The State Journal is publishing photos of the Capital Seats public art project. The Capital Seats public art project is a combined effort of Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., and the Capital Area Art Guild Inc., which have partnered to raise funds to renovate the Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort into a local community arts center. The Capital Seats project also has been planned to promote the enjoyment of art in the community. On Oct. 9, Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., will reprise its highly successful “Grand Taste of Frankfort” event, at which time the benches will be auctioned to the public. Visit The State Journal Web site at www.state-journal.com and click on the Capital Benches link to see other benches in the project.