Award-winning Houston designer Kelly Amen, formerly of Weatherford, donates his special Stafford Benches to be purchased by donors. Each limited edition and serial-numbered bench is identified with a commemorative inscription and displayed at the Stafford Air & Space Museum.
Amen, a native of Weatherford and a University of Oklahoma graduate, is a well-known designer in Houston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, as well as Paris, France. His work has been featured in all media, from HGTV to nationally distributed books and magazines. One of his latest projects features his “1898 Weatherford, Oklahoma” bench which is permanently displayed in the first floor, West Wing, of the Oklahoma State Capitol building as a part of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s new Permanent State Art Collection gallery. This project honors the homesteading families of May and Caesar Folks and Emma and Casper Amen, and was presented as a gift from the City of Weatherford as a part of the 2007 Oklahoma Centennial Celebration.
His collection now includes the General Thomas P. Stafford, Astronaut Commemorative Bench (pictured above). These benches have laser cut images that General Stafford has drawn for this specific bench and his signature as well. These to purchase benches are a limited edition and can either be displayed at the museum or taken with the buyer. The proceeds of the bench go towards furthering the success of the museum’s education program. Each bench is numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Kelly Gale Amen and General Stafford. Come by and see this masterpiece at the museum during our hours of operation. For pricing information please call 580.772.5871 or firstname.lastname@example.org