Bench Name: Little Pink Houses
Designer: Mary Lou Payton
Sponsor: First Federal Savings and Loan
Location: 216 W. Main St.
Designer's comments: The bench was fun to do and I appreciate the opportunity to paint the bench for such a wonderful cause.
I was inspired by John Mellencamp's song, "Little Pink Houses," with the theme being "Red, White and Blues," thus the American flag on the seat and the one of the back with lyrics from the song.
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.