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Posted on: August 3, 2017

'Benches on the Avenue' winners named

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Winners of the 14th annual Benches on the Avenue public art project were announced during intermission at the July 29 Music in the Plaza concert in Downtown Tinley.

This year's benches feature the theme "The Power of Music" and are out now through October along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th streets.

Winners included:

• Best Portrayal of Theme: “Music Speaks Life” by Bethany Nemec
• Most Creative: “The Wordsmith” by Marty Rose
• Best 3-D Bench: “Sweet Home Chicago” by Nick Schulien
• Best Use of Materials: “John Williams Musical Themes” by Jennifer Lilly
• Judge’s Choice: “Coldplay” by Jennifer Lilly
• Best First-Time Artists: “Star-Spangled Jimi” by Sue Kohlstedt-Berry and Sean Berry
• Best Group/Family Project: “Heavenly Sounds” by the Hillcrest High School Art Society

Judges included Patty Ridings (Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce), Joanne Konrath (Tinley Park Public Library); Greg Carter (Tinley Park Park District); Mary Elizabeth Mucci (Mucci World) and Adam Pries (Tinley Park High School). A Benches on the Avenue brochure and video are available on the Village website.

Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to the judges!!

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