Posts from the ‘Art’ category

Live Big

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This mural under a theme of “Live Big” has recently appeared on East Stone Avenue. Jean Wilson Freeman is the directing artist, and painted by the students of Stone Academy. This the third mural along Stone Avenue created by students.

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Ten Artispheres

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The tents on the South Main Street bridge stretch in front of the 2014 sculpture of Ten Artispheres, which honored 10 years of Artisphere in Greenville at that time. (So it’s 12 now!)

Artisphere grew a bit larger this year, moving further down South Main Street and into Augusta Street.

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

“Il Porcellino” (Italian “piglet”) is the local Florentine nickname for the bronze fountain of a boar on South Main Street. The plaque on the front reads:

“Il Porcellino”

The original bronze wild boar, “Il Porcellino” was placed in the Mercato Nuovo in Florence, Italy by Pietro Tacca in 1612.

Legend has it that if you place a coin in the boar’s mouth and it falls into the grate below, your wish will be granted.

Also, rubbing his nose will bring good luck and guarantee a return trip to “Il Porcellino”

Presented
25 October 2011
by
Young friends of Florence
Greenville, South Carolina