Capital Seats Kentucky Heritage


Bench Name: Kentucky Heritage

Designer: Phyllis Rogers

Sponsor: Cull, Hayden and Vance

Location: Capitol lawn, Capital Avenue

Designer's comments: Much of what is Kentucky is in it's art. Homemade quilts made by the loving hands of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sometimes even the menfolk are most certainly part of the art heritage of Kentucky.

My inspiration came from my mother who was a Virginia quilter. This bench was done as much to honor her memory as to promote the theatre.

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. 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 and click on the Capital Benches link to see other benches in the project.

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