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Jul
2
Sat
WAG’s July show: “The Poke Show” by Stephen G. Jones @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Part of the First Saturday Art Crawl:

The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind

Linocut, Letterpress and Risograph Prints from Digital and Traditional means by Graphic Design alumnus Stephen G. Jones

Jul
21
Thu
Closing Reception: ‘Don’t Drink the Milk’ @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the 2016 student summer show Don’t Drink the Milk, a mixed-media group show from Co. H and Friends, from May 26 through July 21 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.

A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.

Kevin Dietz, from series "Always Crashing in the Same Car" (acrylic and graphite on paper).

Kevin Dietz, from series “Always Crashing in the Same Car” (acrylic and graphite on paper).

Curated by members of the Watkins collective Co. H, Don’t Drink the Milk explores forms of communication and language. This body of work uses the structure of the gallery to demonstrate ways in which art works can simulate language. A prescribed format for a gallery is similar to the construction of a good fiction novel, or an informational document. These pre-existing frameworks in forms of communication are not employed as rigid guidelines, but templates for a new understanding each time. As fallible as language is, Don’t Drink the Milk speaks differently to every viewer, as personal experience and historical reference offer numerous routes for interpretation.

Don’t Drink the Milk is comprised of 16 pieces from Co. H council members, collaborators and studio mates in order to present a survey of some of the best work from Watkins students. Featuring current students and recent graduates from the Art, Fine Art and Photography departments, Don’t Drink the Milk showcases work across all disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and printmaking.

The nine featured artists are:

Holden Head, "Buildings Block" (hydrographic on rock)

Holden Head, “Buildings Block” (hydrographic on rock)

Stevie Bailey (photography)
Kevin Dietz (screen print, drawing)
Holden Head (hydrographic)
Tristan Higginbotham (photography)
Corrina Joyner  (mixed media)
Kay Kennedy (mixed media)
Micah Mathewson (mixed media)
Carly Piccione (painting)
Rafer White (painting)

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Jul
29
Fri
Pre-College Program exhibition & reception @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One Night Only! Department of Community Education presents Pre-College Program Exhibition, featuring work by Pre-College Program students, in drawing & painting, film, and graphic design tracks

 

Aug
6
Sat
WAG’s August show: Stephen Jones @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Part of the First Saturday Art Crawl:

The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind

Linocut, Letterpress and Risograph Prints from Digital and Traditional means by Graphic Design alumnus Stephen Jones

 

Sep
1
Thu
Faculty Show Reception: Brady Haston, Angelique Rabus, Steve Wilkison @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Work on view through September 23 by

Brady Haston, assistant professor, Fine Art

Angelique Rabus, adjunct faculty, Fine Art

Steve Wilkison, associate professor, Graphic Design

Sep
3
Sat
WAG’s September show: Abby Whisenant @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of the First Saturday Art Crawl:

work by Photography alumna Abby Whisenant

Oct
16
Sun
College Preview Day @ Watkins campus
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Prospective students and friends, join us for an extensive overview of campus and academic life at Watkins!

Campus Tours

Information Presentation: College Programs, Financial Aid, Application Process
Learn about Nashville and the programs offered at Watkins as well as see examples of student work from a presentation given by our Admissions Reps. Then stick around to learn about Financial Aid and Career Services.

Meet the Faculty
Split into groups based on what you want to study at Watkins and have an in-depth meeting with faculty from that department.

Information Fair  + Portfolio Reviews  and Campus Housing Tours (optional until 5)
Chat with reps from financial aid, student life, career services, and current student groups to get all of your questions answered. Take a tour of our on-campus housing. Get feedback on your portfolio.

For more info, contact admissions@watkins.edu