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Jenna Maurice and John Whitten ‘Get Lost’ at WAG’s August Show

July 7, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents A Field Guide to Getting Lost, featuring video work by alumni Jenna Maurice and John Whitten, at its downtown gallery WAG during the August 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Taken from the title of the 2006 book by Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Laurence Papel and William Warfield to Board of Trustees

July 3, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, it was announced by chair Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr. Joining the board of the four-year, baccalaureate visual arts college are Laurence M. (Larry) Papel, attorney at law, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and William (Bill) Warfield, president, Brookside … (more)

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WAG’s July 5 Show Goes Inside with ‘My Life Is Outside’

July 2, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “My Life Is Outside”: Everyday Photographs from Prison at its downtown gallery WAG during the July 5 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Curated by Sharon Stewart, the show features a collection of photographs belonging to Tennessee prisoners, offering a more fully dimensional look at the personal histories, current … (more)

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Co. H Celebrates ‘Mystic Truths’ with July 12 Reception

June 30, 2014

Mystic Truths, a multi-media exhibition from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s student-led collective Co. H, will celebrate its summer run with a reception on Saturday, July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring outstanding work in painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation from 15 area artists, the show remains on view … (more)

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Steven Womack Keeps Mystery Alive with ‘Resurrection Bay’

June 15, 2014

Watkins Professor Steven Womack, a member of the Film School faculty since 1995 and an award-winning mystery writer, will see his eleventh novel, the suspense-thriller Resurrection Bay, published June 8 by Midnight Ink Books. Resurrection Bay is inspired by the real-life case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, in the 1970s through the early 80s, murdered … (more)

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HerStory Institute Summer Cinema Series Screens at Watkins

June 11, 2014

In partnership with Watkins Community Education, the HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films highlighting the writing, producing, directing, cinematography, production design and editing in films created by women. The series will screen a range of features, shorts and documentary films including but not limited to independent and foreign films, classics and festival favorites. … (more)

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Co. H Screens for ‘Attention’ at Track One

June 9, 2014

In an effort to combat culturally induced impatience and shortened attention spans, student art collective Co. H presents ATTENTION, a juried, hour-long screening of video art, on Friday, June 20, at the Track One Building. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a reception at 8 p.m. before the screening at … (more)

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Film School Alumni Produce Star-Studded Summer Flick

June 5, 2014

Alumni Brooke Bernard and Ryan Zacarias, producers at Nomadic Independence Pictures in Nashville,  just finished producing the summer film “Ping Pong Summer” with an all-star cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and Lea Thompson. “Ping Pong Summer” was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival as well as SXSW. The film opens June 6 in theaters across … (more)

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WAG’s June Show by Holly Carden Is ‘Rather Sketchy’

June 4, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Rather Sketchy: Sketchbooks, brainstorms and process-work by Graphic Design major Holly Carden at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Rather Sketchy will feature a selection of Carden’s highly detailed illustrations along with all of the sketches and process-work … (more)

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Mayor Dean Shares Wisdom in Commencement Remarks

June 4, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014, 61 students strong.  BFA, BA and Certificate degrees were bestowed during ceremonies at the Downtown Presbyterian Church on May 17, as well as an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree to Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean, who also delivered the Commencement address.  Johnny Whitman, BFA in Graphic Design, was named … (more)