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Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird Make Their Marks on WAG at June 6 Show

May 19, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Amour fo’ Phallus, a riotous and ridiculous show of drawings and animation by Watkins alumni Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird, at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. With a goal of celebrating the absurd aspects of life in … (more)

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Artists Explore Feminist ‘Point of Reference’ in Currey Show Opening May 28

May 15, 2015

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. … (more)

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Make A Note for Fifth Annual Handmade & Bound on Oct. 2-3

May 7, 2015

Exhibition & zine entries and marketplace vendor registration now open! 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 … (more)

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Interior Design Showcases Senior Projects May 15

May 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA senior thesis exhibition from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Arts degree candidates Hannah Chandler, Whitney Garnier and Catherine Soudoplatoff on Friday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school’s Interior Design wing. The exhibition and reception, free and open the public, showcase portfolios … (more)

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Commencement To Feature Noted Arts Executive Karen P. Moynahan on May 16

May 5, 2015

Karen P. Moynahan, one of the nation’s most accomplished arts executives in higher education, will be the keynote speaker for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s 2015 Commencement on Saturday, May 16. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 Fifth Avenue North, at 2 p.m., and the public is … (more)

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Watkins Visiting Artists Series Concludes May 1 with Artist/Activist Ashley Hunt

April 22, 2015

The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned with questions of institutional power—will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Friday, May 1, as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. The presentation, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Watkins Theater, is free and the … (more)

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Mati Hays and Blake Holland Take ‘Victory Laps’ at WAG’s May 2 show

April 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Victory Laps, an exhibition by Watkins students Mati Hays and Blake Holland, at its downtown gallery WAG during the May 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Victory Laps – integrating sculpture, photography, and video – examines anxieties about youth. While Mati (a Fine Art sophomore) … (more)

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Graphic Design Seniors Take Their “SkillShot” in April 30 Portfolio Showcase at Anode

April 2, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “SkillShot,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Holly Carden, Jay Greer, Melissa Mayhew and Jill Thompson, on Thursday, April 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Anode in East Nashville. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is free and open … (more)

Watkins Has “Designs on You” for The pARTy 2015!

March 30, 2015

      Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host The pARTy, the school’s annual fundraising event, on Saturday, April 25, with the 2015 edition returning to the striking contemporary art space OZ Arts Nashville. Leading the planning are event chairs Cathy Holland and Kandace Wigington. The pARTy, which celebrates the creative in Watkins … (more)