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CANCELLED: The Johnson Collection's Event with Jeanet Dreskin and Nancy Corbin

March 09, 2020 | Press Releases

Contact: Anna Chandler, Communications Specialist
The Johnson Collection

TJC Gallery's A Conversation with Jeanet Dreskin, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26, has been cancelled. The public is welcome to view Dreskin's work alongside her fellow modernist women artists in TJC Gallery's current exhibition Our Own Work, Our Own Way during regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday and the first Saturday of the month from 12 - 4 PM.

Previous press release:

Spartanburg, SC — The Johnson Collection is pleased to announce an evening with influential Greenville artist and educator Jeanet Dreskin at downtown Spartanburg’s TJC Gallery on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00pm. Spartanburg artist Nancy Corbin will lead a Q&A, offering an enlightening view into Dreskin’s legacy, creative process, and experiences living and working through societal changes that affected women—and women artists—of the region. The conversation is free and open to the public.

Dreskin—whose watercolor painting “Growth” is on view in TJC Gallery’s current exhibition, Our Own Work, Our Own Way—is an inventive artist, educator, and dynamic regional force. Born in New Orleans in 1921, Dreskin moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1950. In the 1960s, she was asked to head the school at the Greenville County Museum of Art; several years later, she planned the studio spaces in the museum’s current location on Heritage Green. In 1971, Dreskin made history as Clemson University’s first recipient of a Master of Fine Arts degree. Her work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, numerous museums throughout the Southeast, and in university holdings. She is the 2004 recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts in the category of lifetime achievement, the state’s highest honor in the field.

Nancy Corbin is an American contemporary painter. Born in Ohio, she moved to Spartanburg in 1976 and started a family, a teaching career, and a studio practice. After teaching in Spartanburg County School District 7 for fourteen years, she joined the Spartanburg Day School visual arts faculty in 1991, where she was awarded the Mildred Harrison Dent Endowed Chair. Corbin now paints full time, and is currently exhibiting Vistas and Paths at Spartanburg’s Art Lounge. She is on the team of Determined to Soar, an initiative presenting engaging and interactive events which celebrate milestones in women's history.
On view through April 17, Our Own Work, Our Own Way champions a roster of women whose aesthetic achievements transcended convention and invigorated the South’s modern milieu. It is the first exhibition of TJC Gallery’s Year of the Woman, a year-long initiative championing the contributions of Southern women artists through diverse programming and exhibitions.

The Johnson Collection

Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with having staged a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional” through its “exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships,” the Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South.

TJC Gallery’s Year of the Woman

TJC Gallery's Year of the Woman is a year-long initiative celebrating the contributions of Southern women artists through diverse programming and exhibitions. Drawing exclusively from its own holdings, each exhibition presented at TJC Gallery in 2020 will entirely feature works created by women. Learn more here.

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