I’ll let you two-legged folks in on a little secret: rabbits LOVE art! Especially the 3-dimensional kind. We’re more sophisticated than you might think! If I had opposable thumbs I’m sure I would sculpt. I’m rather an expert on the properties of wet, red clay. Of course the furrier one is, the less likely to be allowed to enter a museum or gallery (except for the mice ; mice go EVERYWHERE!)
The rest of us with tails and snouts must make do with what is installed outdoors – public art. But in that regard Greenville does not disappoint! There are many different sculpture viewing opportunities all over Greenville.
This weekend, however, it got more personal. The resident artist of our Inn family, Kathleen King, had an opening celebration for one of her works on The Swamp Rabbit Trail, and our Queen of Clean, AJ, joined in the fun. The press and interwebs are buzzing with the success of the event and our gals are front and center. Here are some images from the day. Several photos are from the article in the Greenville News as indicated.
“The Runner”, nicknamed “Ethyl”, is a ten-foot metal sculpture and the second installation in the Swamp Rabbit Trail Public Art Collection. The sculpture was funded by donations from the Greenville Track Club and VisitGreenvilleSC. It was dedicated to the memory of former GTC administrator Darrell Jennewine. Darrell was beloved for his dedication to the running community in Greenville. His last pair of running shoes were bronzed and set on a plaque under the bike rack bench designed by Ryan Calloway.
A great crowd came out on a beautiful day!
It takes a collaborative effort!
Reception at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe
What it’s all about.
Come stroll the streets and trails of Greenville and enjoy the artistic inn-stallations! The Swamp Rabbit Inn is conveniently close to all.
Why art? Kathleen King speaks about the first mural and piece of public art along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and future plans for more art. Please visit http://www.bikechik.com to learn more about the artist. @bikechik
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Just in case you were wondering why the inn is named Swamp Rabbit Inn here is our inspiration. Greenville is home to an awesome amenity thanks to Greenville Health Systems and the support of so many in the community. It just keeps getting better and better. Come check it out and stay with us for a great bike travel experience. Let us be your guide!
Questions, comments? Please email us and we will be happy to help you.