Bette Midler Bench by Paul Knoblauch
||Gibbs Street at University Avenue, in the Grove Place
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
||Forged, painted steel and teak
Description: Forged steel bench with a wave-like pattern back and teak slat seat
Caption: Bette Midler Bench by Paul Knoblauch is forged steel painted with a teak slat seat. The title comes from Midler's early showgirl days when she often came on-stage in outrageous costumes including that of a mermaid. Fish underneath the bench hold up the ocean waves and seaweed arms. It is purely fun.
(From the "Art in the Grove" brochure)
The bench was funded with a "Culture Builds Communities" grant from the Arts & Cultural Council.