Bench Name: Elkhorn Fly Fishing
Designer: Bob Lanham
Sponsor: Peaks Mill International Supper Club
Location: Sidewalk in front of Old Capitol on Broadway
Designer's comments: The image is a sunset silhouette of a fly fisherman on Elkhorn Creek at Forks of Elkhorn. The image was awarded Best of Show at the Kentucky Moments VII photography exhibit. It was selected for the juried Kentucky Visions show in 2001 where it was exhibited in the Governor's mansion and in galleries throughout Kentucky. I was asked to do this bench on short notice when one of the other artists was not able to complete them. I would like to extend a special thank you to Mike and Evelyn Claffy for painting the bench. I would also like to thank all of the members throughout the world of the Peaks Mill International Supper Club for their sponsorship.
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.