Rochester Public Art by Richard MargolisAn Inventory of Rochester NY's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials


Bette Midler Bench by Paul Knoblauch

Bette Midler Bench
Location: Gibbs Street at University Avenue, in the Grove Place
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
Material: 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.


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