UI photographer takes part in Iowa City's BenchMarks project
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Iowa City Downtown District has invited local artists to brush, glue, and spray a little color on more than 100 benches throughout the downtown pedestrian mall. The project, known as BenchMarks, was developed by the Iowa City Downtown District special events committee and funded by presenting sponsor University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

University of Iowa photographer Mike Stenerson chose a bench next to the giant chess board downtown for his graffiti-style spray paint project. Passersby of all ages stopped to chat with him and watch his colorful design take shape.

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at Stenerson's work.