'The Last Picture Show,' an exhibit by Mike Corbin, now on display

After a decade behind the camera for Spartanburg Day School, the focus is finally on school photographer Mike Corbin and his feature exhibit now on display in the Mildred Harrison Dent Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Corbin's "The Last Picture Show" is just that; he'll be retiring from SDS at the close of this school year. The exhibit's roughly 450 photographs is only a small sampling of the thousands he's taken throughout the years.

"This was a real joy to do," Corbin said of the exhibit. "It's been a long time since I've looked at some of these photos. It really brought home the fact that these last 10 years have been wonderful. I've met a lot of people and seen a lot of things."

As a gift to the school community, Corbin plans a free "take away" of all the photographs in the show at the exhibit's closing reception Feb. 21. Additionally, all of the photos are available for complimentary download at www.spartanburgdayschool.org/lastpictureshow.

There are photographs of ribbon cuttings, of science experiments and of young artists and athletes. There are snaps of students at work and at play, of Halloween parades, graduations and concerts.

"I hope this show makes you think of all the good times here," Corbin said. "There are about 450 photographs in the exhibit; It could have been 4,500, but we had to stop somewhere."

The closing exhibit on Feb. 21 will begin at 3:15 p.m. in the gallery and feature refreshments and music by Fayssoux McLean and friends.

'The Last Picture Show,' an exhibit by Mike Corbin, now on display