Bench name: Kentucky Scrabble Game
Designer: Alberta R. Ernst
Sponsor: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Location: Buffalo Trace Distillery Gift Shop
Designer's comments: Kentucky Scrabble was a game that I thoroughly enjoyed planning. Our state is rich in history, sports, industry, horses, interesting sites and terrain. I wanted to depict images of life in Kentucky. I wish I could have incorporated much more of our great state. The Kentucky Scrabble Game could have gone forever.
The Capital Seats Art Project was just what I needed to recover from a bleak winter of war, wind and cold. After years of coordinating arts and crafts for Capital Expo, I retreated to my backyard and my flowers. The project started my creative juices flowing again.
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 www.state-journal.com and click on the Capital Benches link to see other benches in the project.