Benchmark Spartanburg

Forest Park – CC Woodson Recreation Center – 201 Bomar Avenue
Lights on 9 am to 9 pm

Artist Erwin Redl has created a bench with a back made of pulsating multi-colored lights. He hopes this bench will invite community gatherings, poetry readings, and other events that make use of the mesmerizing patterns and shifting color palette. The multiple LED-lit acrylic panels that make up the bench create an almost cinematic experience, saturating the surrounding environment with gradually morphing gradations of color.

The Forest Park neighborhood, where the CC Woodson Recreation Center is located, dates back to 1923, with farmer Lawrence Johnson, whose son still resides in the neighborhood, being one of its first inhabitants.

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photos by Gus Powell, courtesy of Bloomberg Philanthropies.


photos courtesy of Steven Stinson

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