Bench name: "Metal Bench," also known as "She"
Designer: Mark Ruble
Sponsor: Joe & Cheryl Johnson
Location: Lyons Hardware in Brighton Park
Designer's comments: I'm very glad I was asked to participate in an event like this. I thought about the design for some time prior to actually getting started and I'm very pleased with the end result. I'd really like to see more of this sort of thing here in Frankfort, and it's really good to see the amount of people who have become involved. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Johnsons for sponsoring me and also Lyons Hardware for sponsoring the location for displaying the bench.
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.