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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)

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‘Watkins on Paper’ YART Sale Unfolds April 29

March 27, 2015

Watkins’ popular YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Wednesday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center. “Watkins on Paper” will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. All proceeds will benefit participating student artists and the student government association. Cash, … (more)

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Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs … (more)