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Moon display to hang in Florence

April 25, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The moon will be rising over the first Florence After Five concert of 2019.

A 7-meter display of the moon will be hung above Dargan Street Thursday evening.

Seven meters is roughly equal to 23 feet.

The display is known as the Museum of the Moon. It is a touring artwork by Luke Jerram, an artist from the United Kingdom. The display features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 3.25 miles of the moon’s surface.

After being hung near the Hyatt Place hotel near the intersection of Dargan and Evans Streets Thursday through Monday, the display will be shown at the Florence Center from April 29 to May 6.

The display’s appearance in Florence is sponsored by the Willcox, Buyck & Williams Foundation, Raines Hospitality Group, and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.

Reynolds Williams, CEO of Willcox Buyck and Williams, P.A., said the law firm’s love and faith were tied together with Florence as the oldest law firm in the community. He added that the foundation’s mission is to sponsor outdoor art in the community.

Florence After Five begins at 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of South Dargan Street between Evans and Cheves streets. The band takes the stage around 6 p.m.