Capital Seats/Thunderbird


Bench Name: Thunderbird

Designer: Jeff Burton

Sponsors: Bill and Marie Cull

Location: Franklin County Court House

Designer's comments: I have always been fond of old cars. I thought the T-bird would appeal to a lot of people. The bench has six to eight coats of exterior latex, plus three coats of automotive clear.

I have a collection of miniature T-birds that I used for reference. The fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror were my wife's suggestion.

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

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