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

February 23, 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 … (more)

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Watkins Senior Photography Students Preparing ‘and Living’ for WAG’s March 7 Show

February 19, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents and Living, an exhibition by senior Watkins Photography students Rebecca Lindley, Upreyl Mitchell, Joe Nunez, Alanna Styer and Laura Whitfield, at its downtown gallery WAG during the March 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. The work in and Living – including photography, installation, sound and … (more)

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POSTPONED — Ashley Hunt Lecture & Screening — POSTPONED

February 17, 2015

Owing to weather conditions, the Feb. 18 screening of Corrections and the Feb. 19 lecture by Ashley Hunt have been postponed. We’re working to find another date this semester for him to travel from LA to Nashville!   The original announcement follows. The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned … (more)

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Currey Jurors Tag David Anderson’s Work for Top Purchase Prize

February 10, 2015

David Anderson, a junior Fine Art major, claimed the top honor at the 2015 Currey Student Juried Show for his oil painting Untitled Map. As winner of the Anny Gowa Purchase Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, Anderson’s work will be part of the permanent Watkins collection. A total of eight winners were announced by President Ellen … (more)

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

February 5, 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

February 1, 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)