Posts tagged ‘Mural’

Every Day is a New Beginning

This recent mural “Every Day is a New Beginning” by local artist Sunny Mullarkey McGowan working with the Stone Academy fifth graders and Furman University art students. It shows the life cycle of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. The last stage is above, and the first 2 stages are below.

It is located at 223 W Stone Avenue, and is the fourth Stone Avenue mural project out of a planned series of twelve.

Southern Sounds Mural

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The Southern Sounds mural in the Horizon Records parking lot was created by Furman Art students under the direction of Ross McClain and artist Charles Tyre.

The left side features local craftsman Russ Morin who specialized in creating handmade resonator ukuleles. A resonator ukulele creates much louder music by its own acoustic design rather than relying on an electronic amplifier.

The other side features Greenville’s native son Josh White – the first black man to sell a million records with his song “One Meatball”. Also he was a star on Broadway and film and the Voice of the Civil Rights movement in 1940s – as the first Black man to give a White House Command Performance (and closest Black confident to President Roosevelt), the first to de-segregate performance venues in America, and the first to give a national concert hall tour of America; an international star in 1950s who performed for the Kings and Queens of Europe and their Prime Ministers; and performed at the 1963 March on Washington, and for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

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.


Mauldin Mural

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This mural by Mauldin High senior Celine Crum is located on the wall of the Mauldin Cultural Center. It was inspired by Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”, and is her service project for the Emerging Public Leaders Program at Furman University. It was painted in one day with help from student and community volunteers.

See a 3 minute time lapse of the mural’s creation over an eight hour period.