Bench name: Capital Seat
Designer: Alan B. Guyan
Sponsors: Dr. James & Nancy Belle Smith
Location: Chamber of Commerce
Designer's comments: The goal that I wanted to achieve with my bench was to represent my vision of downtown Frankfort and its community. As a centerpiece of beauty and excitement, the Capital is only a preview of what downtown has to offer. This historical landmark is what attracts locals and international visitors to the heart of Frankfort. I used this wonderful opportunity to create a modern portrayal of the capital. Materials used to create the bench were, Stainless steel, Aluminum, metal tubing, Plexiglas, 1/2 round stock, and Mig & Tig Welding.
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.