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May
28
Thu
Opening reception: “Point of Reference @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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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.

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.

Jun
6
Sat
WAG’s June show: Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Saturday Art Crawl

Amour fo’ Phallus 
by Watkins Graphic Design alumnus Ross Denton (’15) and Fine Art alumna Emily Sue Laird (’11)
Amour fo' Phallus

Amour fo’ Phallus

Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird will join forces to create a riotous and ridiculous show of drawings and animation. Denton and Laird will fill the gallery floor to ceiling with images drawn directly on the walls and architectural fixtures of the space. The show will also feature an chalk animation of the largest and rarest flower on earth, the Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanium), budding, blossoming and decomposing before your eyes.
Jun
20
Sat
TSA’s Script-com 2015 @ Watkins Theater
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

THE TENNESSEE SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION
IN COLLABORATION WITH WATKINS COLLEGE OF ART, DESIGN & FILM PRESENTS

TSA SC-15

 

Saturday, June 20, in the Watkins Theater • 10 am to 5 pm

Click here for details on speakers and events!

Tickets to SCRIPT-COM 2015 are $25 each. Watkins students admitted free with ID.

Script-Com registrants also get access to these major Film-Com events: Kick-Off Reception at Ocean Way Studios  June 13; Financing & Distribution Summit at Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater, June 17; Film/TV Gala at the Frist Center for Visual Arts, June 18; and New Project Expo at NorthStar Studios, June 18-19.

Jul
4
Sat
WAG’s July show: Casey Payne @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WAG's July show: Casey Payne @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) | Nashville | Tennessee | United States
First Saturday Art Crawl
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.