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May
29
Fri
Student Summer Show: “Point of Reference” @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
May 29 @ 10:00 am – Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm

Sophia Stevenson, untitled (fabric slip cast, 2014)

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Point of Reference, a student-organized mixed media show exploring definitions of feminist ideals, from May 28 through July 18 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.

The exhibition’s opening reception on Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Participating are eleven artists – current and former Watkins students and recent alumni from Watkins and MTSU – committed to challenging themselves as feminists through the art they create.

  • Lily Adcock, Watkins, Fine Arts ’15 (painting)
  • Burt Blackwood (video)
  • Peggy Corlew (writer of exhibition manifesto)
  • Ashley Doggett, Watkins, Fine Arts junior (multidisciplinary work)
  • Kelsey Goessman, Watkins, Graphic Design ’15 (multidisciplinary work)
  • Corrina Joyner, Watkins, Fine Arts sophomore (multidisciplinary work)
  • Mika Mollenkopf, MTSU, Fine Arts ‘15 (sculpture)
  • Maxwell Parker (photography)
  • Jill Schumann, Watkins, Photography ‘15 (photography)
  • Sophia Stevenson, Watkins, Fine Arts senior (sculpture)
  • Laura Whitfield, Watkins, Photography ’15 (photography)

Exhibition statement: Feminist ideologies are easily misinterpreted throughout history; our departure will constitute our own point of reference. This exhibition explores the ideals of feminism historically pre-defined. No longer passively accepting all knowledge as truth, we are actively approaching our individual experiences, and have formed a group to create our dialogue with stories untold. The purpose of this group is to learn and share the knowledge and experiences of feminist artists living within the contemporary world.

Point of Reference was organized by Jill Schumann and originally shown in Kent State University’s Main Hall Art Gallery, March 10-April 6.

Jul
3
Fri
WAG’s (special-edition) July show: Casey Payne @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present paintings by Watkins senior Casey Payne at its downtown gallery WAG during a special July 3 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl.
[The crawl is being held on Friday, July 3, to avoid conflicting with Independence Day festivities.]
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A native of Amherst County, Virginia, Payne is studying for a BFA in Fine Arts, and works primarily in painting and printmaking. His work has been seen in the Co. H group shows Attention (Track One) and Mystic Truths (Currey Gallery), and in The Philosophy of Risk (Haus/40AU), a collaboration with assistant professor Brady Haston.

Aug
1
Sat
WAG’s August show @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WAG's August show @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

First Saturday Art Crawl show will feature work from Watkins alumni

Sep
5
Sat
WAG’s September show @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WAG's September show @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

First Saturday Art Crawl show will feature work from Watkins alumni

Oct
2
Fri
Handmade & Bound exhibition opening: ‘Bound Together’ @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The fifth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–focused on unique and handcrafted book creations with elements of art fair and literary gathering–is presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department and features a gallery exhibition, zine collection, marketplace with dozens of vendors, and demos and hands-on activities.

On Friday, October 2, the festival’s exhibition, Bound Together, will open in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

HBN2014 gallery 4some 9321 WwebFunded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Bound Together will showcase handmade books of poetry and collage work inspired by the many definitions of family. The exhibition is the culmination of a series of summer community workshops led by local book artists, writers and Watkins Community Education with the Looby Community Center, Casa Azafran, FiftyForward Bordeaux, Oasis Center and Catholic Charities Elder Refugees. Participants will follow writing prompts to help them develop their own explanation of family and create artwork for their bound volumes.

On Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Watkins’ main academic building, artists, indie publishers and distributors, and book aficionados will come together to sell, trade and buy handmade and affordable publications, printed matter and book-themed creations at the book arts marketplace. The festival will also feature demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as food trucks.

More info at handmadeboundnashville.com, Handmade & Bound Nashville on Facebook, or by contacting the Watkins Library at 615.277.7427.

Oct
3
Sat
Handmade & Bound Festival @ Watkins Institute
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Handmade & Bound Festival @ Watkins Institute | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

The fifth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–focused on unique and handcrafted book creations with elements of art fair and literary gathering–is presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department and features a gallery exhibition, zine collection, marketplace with dozens of vendors, and demos and hands-on activities.

On Friday, October 2, the festival’s exhibition, Bound Together, will open in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Watkins’ main academic building, artists, indie publishers and distributors, and book aficionados will come together to sell, trade and buy handmade and affordable publications, printed matter and book-themed creations at the book arts marketplace. The festival will also feature demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as food trucks.

More info at handmadeboundnashville.com, Handmade & Bound Nashville on Facebook, or by contacting the Watkins Library at 615.277.7427.