“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!
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.
This tile art is one of a series of tiles embedded in the sidewalks of the West End that contain historical facts. Some excerpts:
- The land for Furman University, 50 acres located at Augusta and Church Streets, was purchased from Vardry McBee for $7515.00.
- Albert Einstein visited Furman frequently. He had a son and relatives that lived in the area.
- Furman moved to Greenville in 1851 from Winnsboro, SC.
- Dr. George Washington Carver spoke to students in 1923.
This new mural on the Innovate Building by the Blank Canvas Mural Company pays tribute to Greenville’s past in textile making, and invites the reader to explore present day Greenville.
Sculpture somewhere in Greenville
The Ten Artispheres sculpture and the street side of the Riverplace building.
Mural of Falls Park by Rick Forest at 102 West North Street
This fanciful mural by Brigitte Selby on the Swamp Rabbit Brewery in Travelers Rest evokes some local references. The window bars are a tribute to the building’s former life as a post offices. And the barrel is a reminder of the region’s dark corner tradition of moonshine making. And of course the rabbit is a nod to the nearby Swamp Rabbit trail.
The mural uses a technique of ‘trompe-l’œil’ to create an illusion of 3D.
This 3D mural by Brigitte Selby was created in 2015 on the side of the Whistlestop at the American Cafe in Travelers Rest. It makes use of the wood fired oven which protrudes from the wall to illustrate the cow catcher / pilot of the locomotive. The chimney of the oven is perfectly positioned over the locomotive to create the smokestack, and there’s a headlamp to add even more realism. The illusion is quite startling when viewed from the parking lot.
Some additional details may still be added as the mural is finished.