Bench Name: Tranquillity
Designer: Chiharu Cathy Kono
Sponsor: Michal and Scott Mello
Location: Hampton Inn, 1310 U.S. 127 south
Designer's comments: I thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating this bench. My design was created by this idea that benches were often used to unite people, often seating two to three people, and from my own personal experience of sitting in benches that they were often pretty uncomfortable. So, I wanted to create a bench that allowed you to relax and be comfortable whether with your friends or by yourself, your own personal space.
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.