Bench Name: Seat + Seat
Designer: Greg Hosfield
Sponsor: Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, Poor Richard's Books, Completely Kentucky
Location: Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe
Designer's comments: My goal was to make a place to sit in Downtown Frankfort, where people could take in all of the action. At the same time, I didn't like the idea of two strangers being able to sit there without interracting with one another. Instead of two people facing the same direction, I've turned their halves of the bench towards each other, encouraging conversation. All in all, it is a chance to not only interract with Downtown Frankfort, but new and interesting people as well.
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, 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. 2, 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.