Posts from the ‘Art’ category

Poe Mill Community Murals 2

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

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.

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Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts is newly located in the historic Brandon Mill. A section of the offices have been renovated for use as art galleries, studios, and learning classrooms.

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There are still large areas of the former mill that are being converted for future use.

The Brandon Mill is also the mill that Shoeless Joe Jackson played for during his notable career.

Summer Camp

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

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 'lil lending library'!  Artist Kelley Adair directed the design.

The sculpture includes 2 bench seats and a box for a ‘Lil lending library’! Artist Kelley Adair directed the design.

History Tile

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

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.