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Lights, Camera, Auditions! Film School’s Casting Call is September 12

August 30, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student film 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; union and non-union welcome (because student films … (more)

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Nashville Japanese Film Festival Returns to Watkins Aug. 28-30 with 7-Film Lineup

August 25, 2015

From horror to anime to documentaries, Japanese film is known for its inventive storylines and beautiful cinematography, and the second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival (NJaFF), running August 28-30 at Watkins, will indeed showcase a wide range of Japanese storytelling. The seven offerings (all with English subtitles) range from a documentary on the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki to … (more)

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Watkins Graphic Design and Hatch Show Print Count to ‘130’

August 24, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a closing night reception for 130, an exhibit celebrating Watkins 130th anniversary through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print, on Thursday, August 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 130, which opens August 7 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. … (more)

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Alumnus Matt Christy Returns September 5 to WAG

August 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will welcome alumnus Matt Christy back to Nashville by presenting an exhibition of paintings from his series Always Never Now during the September 5 show in its downtown gallery WAG. Christy earned his BFA in Fine Art from Watkins and was recently awarded an MFA from the University of … (more)

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

August 7, 2015

Deadline for exhibition & zine entries and vendor registration is Sept. 22 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 … (more)

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Egyptian Group Show ‘Beyond Classification’ Opens September 3 in Currey Gallery

July 31, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is pleased to bring to Nashville the group exhibition Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, 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, … (more)

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Photography Alumnae Fill WAG’s August 1 Show with ‘The Spaces We Leave Empty’

July 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Spaces We Leave Empty, an exhibition of photography, video and mixed media by Watkins Photography alumnae Sam Angel, Lisa Deal, Jennifer Georgescu, C. A. Greenlee, Jenna Maurice and Abby Whisenant, at its downtown gallery WAG during the August 1 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. … (more)

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Watkins Artists Find A Show ‘Place’ at Global Mall

June 29, 2015

In Place, a group exhibition organized and curated by Watkins Fine Art senior Mika Agari and Fine Art alumnae Alexine Rioux ( ‘14) and Kayla Saito (‘15), has found an unusual location for its July 10-12 showing: Storefront #122 of The Global Mall (formerly Hickory Hollow Mall) in Antioch, Tennessee. Featuring work from 26 artists from across the … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Dr. Jay Kline as President on July 15

June 16, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has announced the appointment of Joseph (Jay) Kline to the position of president, effective July 15, 2015. Currently Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, Dr. Kline brings nearly 20 years of higher education administrative experience … (more)

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‘Number’ Chooses Watkins Senior David Anderson for Cover Art

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to Fine Art senior David Anderson, whose artwork  graces the cover of the Spring 2015 issue of the independent arts journal Number.  Distance, an 8″x10″ oil paint on panel, is a meditation on organic and patterned structure, and references clothing, textile, and the body. Check out Number: 82 for interviews and reviews, including one of the March … (more)