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.
“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.
An annual review of juried work by Graphic Design students.
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.
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.
“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.