MY ART STORY by

Jane Allen Nodine

Spartanburg
South Carolina

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Man in wheelchair looking at a paining on the gallery wall

USC Upstate welcomes visitors to the new public, UPSTATE Gallery on Main. Photo by Les Duggins

After several years of advocating to connect art to the Spartanburg community, my university leased a gallery space on Main St. in the city. In January of 2015 we opened "UPSTATE Gallery on Main" to exhibit contemporary original works of art and support the mission of offering exhibitions and activities that cultivate an understanding of art as a discipline, the relationship of art to life, and the historical and societal role art plays for the educated individual.

Woman talking to a group of people

Jane Allen Nodine discusses the 'formations' exhibit with gallery guests. Photo by Les Duggins