These murals are painted on the SaveMart at the gateway to the Poe Mill community as part of the community revitalization. Elements of the murals were suggested by the F.W. Poe Textile Heritage Society to tie them into the community’s past as a center of textile production.
The murals were painted by Adam Schrimmer, with community members assisting under his direction.
“The Runner” is a new piece of artwork by Kathleen King. Commissioned by the Greenville Track Club, the kinetic sculpture depicts a runner in full stride. The elements of the sculpture are periodically rearranged by the wind, creating a varying appearance. The sculpture is located near the Bramlett Road railroad crossing off the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
These young ladies are putting the finishing touches on a new piece of public artwork in Travelers Rest behind the Forest cafe on the last day of their Summer camp. The main structure is constructed using a technique called cob – in which sand, straw and local clay soil are used to create a sturdy wall and is sealed to withstand the elements. The camp was sponsored by the Trail Potter Clay Studio in Travelers Rest, and the camp students designed and built this structure in the 5 days of camp. The fanciful design looks as though it could have come out of a fairy tale!
The sculpture includes 2 bench seats and a box for a ‘Lil lending library’! Artist Kelley Adair directed the design.
This original stained glass window artwork is in the First Presbyterian church on West Washington Street in the Harper Chapel. It contains a number of biblical themes interwoven with a local influence. The river might symbolize the local foliage along the Reedy River passing through the region, along with a view of the area foothills and mountains.