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September – October 2015

Sep
3
Thu
“Beyond Classification” @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm

Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, runs September 3-24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of Art and Art History at the University of the South, the show was first presented at Sewanee’s University Art Galley earlier this year (Jan. 13-April 12).

Beyond Classification offers multiple perspectives on current political and social conditions in Egypt, and diverse strategies for communicating about those conditions in photography and video. With these multiple perspectives, the exhibition deliberately aims to counter any simplistic picture, and to provide points of view often lost in representations of Egyptian experience in popular media.

The nine young artists represented in Beyond Classification developed their work in the past few years, as the power of electronic and social media to generate political change became apparent with the revolution that unseated President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The photographic and video work of these artists embraces that power, even as it responds to the continued social and political upheaval faced by the country.

Beyond Classification will conclude with a curator’s talk by Greg Pond, on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m., and a walk through the exhibition. Admission to the Currey Gallery and the talk is free and open to the public.

 

Sep
5
Sat
WAG’s September show: “Always Never Now” by Matt Christy @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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September’s First Saturday Art Crawl show — WAG’s second anniversary! — will feature work from Watkins Fine Art alumnus Matt Christy. Read more here

Come greet the artist and meet our new president, J. Kline, Ph. D.

 

Sep
12
Sat
Film School’s Fall 2015 Open Auditions @ Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Film School at Watkins will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.

Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring headshots and résumés.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) will be posted to this auditions page [not before August 31] as they become available and will be distributed on site.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Individual appointments are not available.

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Leading men, age range 19-40
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Leading women, age range 19-40
  • 1 to 2 p.m. – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
  • 3 to 4 p.m. – Children and youth, age range 8-18

Sep
24
Thu
“Beyond Classification” Curator’s Talk with Greg Pond @ Watkins Theater
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
"Beyond Classification" Curator's Talk with Greg Pond @ Watkins Theater | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, will conclude on September 24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The show was curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of Art and Art History at the University of the South, and Professor Pond will present a curator’s talk on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m.

The nine young artists represented in Beyond Classification developed their work in the past few years, as the power of electronic and social media to generate political change became apparent with the revolution that unseated President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The photographic and video work of these artists embraces that power, even as it responds to the continued social and political upheaval faced by the country. Through multiple perspectives, the exhibition deliberately aims to counter any simplistic picture, and to provide points of view often lost in representations of Egyptian experience in popular media.

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.

Oct
18
Sun
Nashville National Portfolio Day @ Watkins' main academic building
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10 – 11am – Tours and Registration

10:45am – 11:45am – Information presentation on Watkins, Financial Aid, Careers in the Arts, and Portfolio Preparation

12 – 4pm – Portfolio Reviews

National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists held at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio Days bring together students and experienced college representatives, who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share information about their schools. These events are not an examination or a competition. The reviewers are interested in your development, look forward to seeing your work, and providing you with helpful information for this next important step in your education. So stop by our table and show us your stuff!