This fly appears to be holding the whole world in his hands as he stands majestically on Tate Street in front of UNCG's Brown Building. This scuplture, by Eric Isbanioly, is actually entitled, "Drop the Rock.... It's killing you." The cast bronze aluminum piece is 27" x 24" x 12". According to Eric's etsy site, has been a psychiatric and emergency room RN for ten years. Eric, who was professionally trained at the Art Institute of Chicago, is hoping to concentrate more on his art . This Greensboro based nurse and artist brightened up Tate Street this past Saturday at the Tate Street Festival. Too bad his sculpture isn't permanently installed.
As we get ready for this upcoming weekend, perhaps we should all remember to take some of the weight off our shoulder. You can do this by enjoying the remaining art events at the 17 Days Arts and Culture Festival. Also, the Westerwood neighborhood will hold their 6th annual Art and Sole Event, where artists will open their studios to the public. It is also First Friday, so downtown will be brimming with gallery hoppers. The Weatherspoon Art Museum has installed some fabulous new exhibits. Finally, on Saturday, the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance will host the 11th annual Super Saturday High School recruitment day in the above Brown Building.* There are so many arts and cultural events in Greensboro this weekend, you will find it easy to Drop the Rock and lighten your burden.
*Learn more (maybe even get a ticket) here.