Friday, January 6, 2012

Mice On Main

We spent one day of our Christmas break exploring our downtown in a way we never had before -- searching for the Mice On Main.

For those who aren't local, our downtown is one of the best in the country.  Literally, check this out!  We spend a lot of time there, but have never seen it in the way we saw it last week.

Background:  In 2000, Jim Ryan an imaginative high school student was looking for a special senior project, one that would inspire Greenville residents and visitors alike to feel as if, when they visited downtown Greenville, they had stepped into an extraordinary place with character and individuality.  In his senior year, Ryan made his idea a reality and proposed the design and installation of a family of unique mice sculptures for a fanciful downtown scavenger hunt for children and adults.  The mouse family came alive through the hands of talented local artist and sculptor, Zan Wells.  As a team, Ryan and Wells placed the mice in their permanent places, thus creating Greenville's whimsical downtown scavenger hunt for children of all ages.

As Mouse Hunters, your challenge is to scavenge for these elusive Mice on Main.  Follow the clues, read between the lines, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our beautiful city along the way.  Good luck in your search Mouse Hunters! (taken from the clue sheet we followed)

Meet Marvin! 

 Marvin's wife, Maggie

 Marvin Jr.

 Marvin and Maggie's son, Marcley

 Marcley's twin sister, Millie (she's looking down from the bottom corner of the sign)

 Little Brother, Mitch

 Mitch's twin sister, Melissa

 Maggie's sister, Mifflin

Uncle Miles, Mifflin's husband

The girls loved it and I'm pretty sure we'll never visit downtown again without saying hi to at least a few of our new friends!

(side note:  these were the 9 pictures left on the memory stick)

1 comment:

papa said...

Very interesting idea and those scavengers are the cutest I've ever seen.