Athena’s Toes is a 14x11 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
This rather elegant couple is fascinated by
’s almost 42-foot statute of Athena. She lives in our replica of the Parthenon (yes, a copy of the original one in Nashville ). Our Parthenon is full-size but made primarily of concrete rather than marble and hasn’t been blown up. Athens, Greece
I love both the original and our version as well as the gilded Athena made by sculptor Alan LeQuire for
. The first Parthenon had a colossal Athena, too. She was also dressed in gold; in fact, her raiment comprised the city’s treasury. It also may have been a large contributor to her total disappearance in ancient times. Nashville
You can see Athena’s Toes at Artesia, Thursday, March 29, from to ,
2905 Parthenon Avenue (get the connection!), . The art show at Artesia benefits Nashville ’s Ronald McDonald House. There’s valet parking… and a real (not painted) view of Nashville’s Parthenon. Nashville