2021 Beautiful Benches - Art

The premise underlying Beautiful Benches is what you see, how you see it and the ability to see it through another’s perspective is an essential indicator of our culture.  The project asks community partners to identify itself through the use of artistic imagery, then tile a functional bench for placement in the community. Each bench will reflect a unique feeling, emotion, or cultural idea unique to Atchison.  

 

Partners will work with the Art Association to create benches that reflect who they are in our community. Anyone interested is invited to contact the Atchison Art Association, our goal is that diverse perspectives from the community are seen and represented.

Cubism Beautiful Bench

Cubism, laying the tiles, with Jacque Pregont, Lorna Garrison, and Patty Boldridge

Cubism Beautiful Bench

Cubism, grouting

Cubism Beautiful Bench

Cubism Beautiful Bench, installed at Commercial and 8th, Atchison, KS

Pride Beautiful Bench

Pride, laying tiles in place

Pride Beautiful Bench

Pride Beautiful Bench

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench, Angie Cairo grouting

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench, Meaning (1of2)

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench, Meaning (2of2)

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench

Kente Cloth Beautiful Bench, Artist Patty Boldridge, and her sister Sonya Boldridge. Collaboration between the Atchison Art Association and Atchison United resulted in this passionate and beautiful rendition of a Kente Cloth. located in front of the YMCA

Artist Box

Artist Box with Angie Cairo and Ronda Crossland

Skate Park

This is one of 3 benches located in the Skate Park by artists Ellie Folsom and Ree Greenwood

Skate Park

This is one of 3 benches located in the Skate Park by artists Ellie Folsom and Ree Greenwood

Skate Park

This is one of 3 benches located in the Skate Park by artists Ellie Folsom and Ree Greenwood

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This is one of 3 benches located in the Skate Park by artists Ellie Folsom and Ree Greenwood

Gifts of Art

 
Through Education, Outreach, and Exhibition, our mission is to provide access to the arts and avenues for artistic expression in the Atchison community and throughout the region.