In celebration of our feature exhibition Line Dance: The Art of Fly Fishing by Peter Corbin, the NSLM is hosting a public reception on Saturday, March 19th. Join artist Peter Corbin for a coffee reception from 10:00 to 10:30 and then follow him on a custom tour of the exhibition.
About the Artist: Although Corbin tried plein air painting, in the last four decades he has honed a painstaking and exacting technique in his studio in Millbrook, NY. His process combines using reference photos taken on site across the world with extensive time developing themes, colors, and depth in studio. Corbin’s primary artistic influences are sporting artists Ogden Pleissner and A.B. Frost, and the renowned Winslow Homer. He counts abstract artists Steve Smith, Alexander Calder, and José de Rivera among his early inspirations. Corbin has come a long way since graduating from Wesleyan University in 1968 with high honors in art and his first one-man show featuring his abstract sculpture. He noted that he still contemplates many of the same principals in painting his representational works, “My fascination with both reflected and transmitted light, and the elements of asymmetrical balance and linear motion, all come together in the realism of the sport of fly fishing, which, for me, is the most direct form of fishing that exists.”
Admission to this event is free to NSLM members and $5 for non-members. Coffee provided by Middleburg Common Grounds.
RSVP Anne Marie Barnes, Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor, (540) 687-6542 x25 ABarnes@NationalSporting.org