ROADRIP: Ancient Drive By Art in Greenville’s Downtown Part I

By D. Lanier Shook                           October 22, 2014

Too often tourist attractions mean having to wait in line to get parking, wait in line to get tickets, wait in line to get in, wait in line to get out, and wait in line to get out of the parking lot. Even if the attraction is worth seeing that can be a pain in the neck. Today we’re bringing you an unprecedented three part look at a cultural treasure in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

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This is Brad Spencer’s amazing brick sculpture on the side of the CVS at the corner of McBee and Main.

Brick sculpture is an ancient art form that goes all the way back to the gates of ancient Babylon, but can be viewed at the corner of McBee and Main. You can click here to visit artist Brad Spencer’s homepage and learn more about this sculpture. That’s also where you can find out about the Reidsville, North Carolina based artist’s other works.

This sculpture has a story behind it, the story of Vardry McBee, a founding father of Greenville. You can read the bronze plaque to the left of the sculpture by clicking here to watch an exciting YouTube video of the brick sculpture. And come back for Parts 2 and 3.

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2 responses to “ROADRIP: Ancient Drive By Art in Greenville’s Downtown Part I

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