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Watkins Hosts Tennessee Craft ‘Design for Survival’ Business Workshops Feb. 27-March 1

January 23, 2015

Artists ready to focus on the necessities of running a successful craft business are invited to join Tennessee Craft for a day-and-a-half long workshop to learn more about the entrepreneurial tools of the trade. “Handcrafting Your Business: Design for Survival,” presented by noted New Orleans-based jewelry designer Thomas Mann, will take place Saturday, February 28 and … (more)

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Film School Invites Local Talent to Audition on February 7 for Spring Productions

January 16, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2015 student film projects on Saturday, February 7, at the Watkins campus in MetroCenter. Directors of approximately 20 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under … (more)

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Interior Design Tabs Year’s Best at January 23 Reception

January 15, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will recognize the best of the year at an awards reception for the 18th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree candidates, on Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Design Star Jessica Hische on January 22

January 10, 2015

Letterer, illustrator and type designer Jessica Hische – at the age of 31, one of the most influential graphic designers in the world – will launch the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artists Series with a talk on Thursday, January 22, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in … (more)

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President Ellen Meyer Announces August 2015 Retirement

January 9, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film President Ellen L. Meyer has announced that she will retire on August 1, 2015, after serving in the office for seven years. “It has been and continues to be a privilege to steward Watkins, to participate in its evolution, and to be part of this community of vitally … (more)

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WAG Shows Kayla Saito’s ‘On Screen’

January 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents On Screen, a multimedia installation by Watkins Fine Art senior Kayla Saito, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. For her exhibition, Saito interprets the way people display themselves in social media, then transforms what she sees into … (more)

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Film School Zooms In On Fall 2014 Winners

January 5, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the Film School’s Fall 2014 productions, which were showcased during the first week of December in open-to-the-public screenings in the Watkins Theater. Production One: Best Sound Design – The Owner Best Score/Use of Music – The Missing Ingredient Best Production Design – The Missing ingredient Best Editing – All It … (more)

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Watkins Serves Best Work at Currey Juried Show, Opening February 5

January 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present the 2015 Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, from February 5–March 12 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, February 5, from 5:30 … (more)

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WAG Brings in 2015 with Paintings by Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper

December 8, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents paintings by juniors Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper at its downtown gallery WAG during the January 3 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Marlos E’van, studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Art, has titled his show Funkhaus,“an element of style, grace, violence, disorder and anything … (more)

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Watkins Awarded NEA and Community Foundation Grants for H&BN 2015

December 5, 2014

Great grant news for one of Watkins’ signature events, the annual Handmade & Bound Nashville Festival (H&BN). Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for funding this celebration of book, paper and print, set for Oct. 2-3, 2015. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that … (more)