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August – October 2015

Aug
1
Sat
WAG’s August show: Photography alumnae’s ‘The Spaces We Leave Empty’ @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WAG's August show: Photography alumnae's 'The Spaces We Leave Empty' @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents

The Spaces We Leave Empty

photography, video, and mixed media from Watkins Photography alumnae

Sam Angel • Lisa Deal • Jennifer Georgescu • C. A. Greenlee • Jenna Maurice • Abby Whisenant

Aug
27
Thu
Closing reception for Graphic Design-Hatch show “130” @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

130, Hatch Show Print and the Department of Graphic Design present posters from their summer workshop, celebrating Watkins’ 130 years of education and the arts

 

Aug
28
Fri
Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Opening screening, “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” @ Watkins Theater
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Friday, August 28

6:00 PM — Reception (Ticketed Reservations Only)
7:30 PM — The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness  * $10

A documentary film which follows legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki over a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release two films.

More information and tickets at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org

Aug
29
Sat
Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Day 2 screenings @ Watkins Theater
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Saturday, August 29

11:00 AM — Ramen Samurai  * Free
A Tokyo designer returns to his tiny hometown to take over his father’s dream of running a ramen shop amid memories of his tumultuous childhood.

1:30 PM — Mourning Recipe * Free
A unique woman leaves behind a recipe book for life to lead her husband and stepdaughter through their grief after her death, with help from a few of her unusual friends.

4:00 PM — A Tale of Samurai Cooking * Free
This Edo-period drama tells the true story of a ‘kitchen samurai’ who reluctantly married a legendary cook to move his career forward in the midst of revolution.

6:30 PM — Uzumasa Limelight, $10
An aged actor whose specialty is dying in martial arts movies struggles to get by in a changing world before taking on a young woman as a sword-fighting apprentice.

More information and tickets at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

* shown free of charge with the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

Aug
30
Sun
Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Day 3 screenings @ Watkins Theater
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Sunday, August 30

1:00 PM — The God of Ramen * Free
A documentary film on the so-called ‘God of Ramen,’ whose new style of ramen inspired two-hour lines at his tiny restaurant.

3:00 PM
 — Kasamayaki, $10
In this documentary, a woman shaken by the 2011 disaster returns to her hometown to reconnect with her family and heritage through pottery.

5:00 PM — Shady, $10
A bullied high school girl becomes friends with a popular classmate, but the situation may be too good to be true as she sees her friend’s pleasant demeanor transforming before her eyes.

More information and tickets at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

* shown free of charge with the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

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.