Pianos being painted for Play Me I’m Yours
The piano decorating has begun for this year’s “Play Me I’m Yours” More than 25 local and regional artists are decorating the 29 pianos which will be placed throughput Florence and Lake City for the street pianos event which will run April 15 through May 1. This public art event invites the public to play a piano and vote for the best design.
The artists participating in this year’s painting include: Minnemie Murphy, Katherine Barnette, Desi Conrad, Carolina Doughty, Charlotte Driggers, Sharri Duncan, Linda English, South Florence High School, Gwendolyn Galloway, Elizabeth Graham, Janis Hobbs, Dawn Larsen, Zach Lynch, Jamie Stucky, Ellen Walker, Chris Walters, Drea Frondorf, Adrianna Gardner, Dresden Lamb, Cory Roberson, Mark Smith, Ranny Starnes, Shawn Thompson, Carolyn Jebaily, Phillip Jeffcoat and Holly Beaumier.
Decorating will continue through the month of March and pianos will be placed in early April. Locations will include many sites in downtown Florence along West Evans and Dargan Streets, city parks, including Timrod, Maple and Veterans Park, Florence Darlington Technical College, Lula Café and the Linda English Studio on Second Loop Road. There will be an opening night event on April 15 on West Evans St. at the Willcox Law Firm.
The program will feature a dueling piano team and street dancing. All are invited. For more information visit the website Street Pianos/ Florence 2016 and follow us on Facebook Play Me I’m Yours, Florence. Thanks to the Founding Sponsors for this project: The Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation, King Cadillac Buick GMC, Hotel Florence and Victor’s, Duke Energy Progress, and Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation.
This project is made possible through funding from the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Quarterly Grants Program, which is funded in part by a generous award from Honda of South Carolina, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.