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Oct
1
Sun
Watkins at the Belcourt @ Belcourt Theater
Oct 1 – Nov 30 all-day

Three Watkins adjunct faculty members — Rachel Briggs, Lauren Lowen, and Robert Scobey — share their diverse work at this exhibition at the famed Belcourt Theatre in Nashville.

 

Oct
5
Thu
Core Studies Visiting Artist Show
Oct 5 – Oct 27 all-day

On view, the works of artists Mary Mattingly: Working through varied forms of sculpture, photography, video, and performance, Mattingly focuses on environmental, economic, and political change. Her works include spherical living-systems incorporating rainwater, edible gardens, and solar panels. Her work has been exhibited at the Museo Nacional de la Bellas Artes de la Habana, Cuba; Green Papaya Art Projects; the DeCordova Museum; and others.

 

Oct
7
Sat
WAG Show: Make by Tying Pieces Together
Oct 7 – Oct 28 all-day

“Make by Tying Pieces Together” consists of new works by three Watkins students: Parker Aycock, Tristan Higginbotham, and Sandra Ventura-Benitez. This collection of work is a meditation on each artist’s understanding of identity and tradition, requiring a filtering, sifting, and cycling through personal histories to create memorials both purposeful and accidental. Parker Aycock is a BFA candidate in Fine Art. Aycock is of Iranian decent with an expressed interest in issues of cultural Identity. Tristan Higginbotham is also a BFA candidate in Fine Art. A multidisciplinary artist from Nashville, Higginbotham is a co-curator at artist-run space Mild Climate. Sandra Ventura-Benitez is a BFA candidate in photography. She feeds her art by volunteering with diverse organizations on issues that are central to her practice as a photographer. The show will run from October 7-28 at Watkins’s new gallery space at the Packing Plant, with an opening reception on October 7th from 6-9 PM.

Oct
26
Thu
Visiting Artist: Mary Mattingly
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
2
Thu
Split and Twisted
Nov 2 – Nov 16 all-day

An annual review of juried work by Graphic Design students.

Nov
17
Fri
Visiting Artist: Heather Sincavage
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Nov
30
Thu
Anderson Design Show
Nov 30 – Dec 30 all-day

A look at the work of Watkins alumni who have worked at the famed Anderson Design Group studio, which is known for high-quality original illustrated prints and books.

Nashville Public Television Indie Lens Pop-Up
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I Am Not Your Negro / By Raoul Peck

“Best Documentary Feature” nominee at the 2017 Academy Awards, this film uses James Baldwin’s unfinished book “Remember This House” to tell the story of race in America.

Feb
18
Sun
Nashville Public Television Indie Lens Pop-Up
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” / By Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams

Explore the pivotal role of historically black colleges and universities on our national identity.

Mar
22
Thu
Nashville Public Television Indie Lens Pop-Up
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Dolores” / By Peter Bratt

Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who has tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice.