Thursday, September 17, 2009

Penny-Farthing Proposition

Penny-Farthing Proposition Art Project Announced

The City of Spartanburg announces seven new art pieces installed in the downtown area as part of the Penny-Farthing Proposition.

The Penny-Farthing Proposition is a new public art initiative creative by local Spartanburg artist, Cody Robert, “Hoondirt”, to promote active living and Spartanburg’s Bicycle Friendly Community Award through art. The gold bike sculptures are located along Main Street, Daniel Morgan Square, Church Street and the Hub City Art Park.

A penny-farthing is a term used to describe a bicycle with a large font wheel and a smaller rear wheels. They where the first contraption to be labeled with the term bicycle and considered as a symbol of the late Victorian era.

For more information, please contact Amanda Mathis, Communications and Marketing Specialist at 864-596-3068 or amathis@cityofspartanburg.org.
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