Nancy Corbin retrospective on show at SMC

Nancy Corbin retrospective on show at SMC

A retrospective exhibit of the works of local artist Nancy Corbin begins today, Oct. 1, and runs through Dec. 2 at Spartanburg Methodist College’s Ellis Hall gallery. A reception for the artist will be held Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Corbin is a painter, printmaker and collage artist who uses a bright, airy and uplifting style to depict what it means to be human. She also incorporates thought-provoking symbolism into her work.

“Her work is a triumph of color and collage, taking the best and worst of human experience and combining it into work that is both gentle and spiritual,” says Kris Neely, SMC professor of art. “For those who know and love her legendary compassion and poise, this will be a celebration of a life of service through art. For those who will meet her for the first time, they’ll find inspiration in the scope and scale of this show.”

For over 40 years, Corbin taught art and art history at Whitlock Junior High and Spartanburg Day School. During that time, she led students on multiple art study tours to destinations around the world, including New York City, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Italy, Spain, France, Greece and England. At Spartanburg Day School, Corbin held the Mildred Harrison Dent Endowed Chair.

Corbin’s exhibit is a part of SMC’s Interdisciplinary Studies Series, which features performances, speakers and art experiences that enhance the liberal arts mission of Spartanburg Methodist College. For information about upcoming events in the series, visit

Nancy Corbin in her art studio

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *