Virtual Reality by Sean Walton

Reel Disruption

November 11, 2016

As virtual reality changes the language of film, where it leaves the filmmaker has become an open question. By Richard Gershman Disruptive art may be a redundant term since arguably all art, in forcing us to look at the world differently, disrupts. But traditionally, when we think about art that disrupts, what we’re really thinking … (more)

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Making Space

October 17, 2016

Students in Watkins’s graphic design program talk about the drafting that went into their senior show. By Dan Brawner One of the first tasks for graphic design seniors at Watkins is to develop a concept for their senior exhibition, one that promotes the group. The selected concept and design inform the show’s poster, website, and physical exhibition. … (more)

Imaginary Flaming Lips Album Cover by Chris Adams

Pushing the Needle

September 21, 2016

< a href="http://www.watkins.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/thompson.jpg"> by Steve Wilkison Associate Professor, Graphic Design I still have the first album I ever bought. Snoopy vs The Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen. (Hey, I was only 10 years old!) Shortly after that I joined the infamous Columbia Record Club (11 albums for $1.00!) and soon albums by Bob Dylan, The … (more)

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Film School’s Fall 2016 Auditions Set for September 10th

September 2, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2016 student film projects on Saturday, September 10th, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.  Directors of approximately a dozen productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made … (more)

Professor Steve Womack Publishes a New Book

July 6, 2016

Long-time Watkins Film School Professor Steven Womack writes a lot more than screenplays. With eleven novels under his belt, he’s now started a small independent press and has just published his first nonfiction work on American politics. Called Why Politics Sucks With Just A Few Modest Proposals That Might Make It All Suck A Little … (more)

Co. H’s ‘Don’t Drink the Milk’ On View Through July 21

June 26, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the 2016 student summer show Don’t Drink the Milk, a mixed-media group show from Co. H and Friends, now through July 21 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Curated by members … (more)

Stephen Jones’ ‘The Poke Show’ Plays at Summer WAG

June 26, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Poke Show: Inquiries for the Made-Up Mind, an exhibition of illustration work by alumnus Stephen G. Jones, at its downtown gallery WAG during the July 2 and August 6 editions of the First Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. Through linocut, letterpress and Risograph … (more)

Sixth Edition of Handmade & Bound Unfolds Sept. 30-Oct. 1

June 21, 2016

Watkins presents the sixth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. Free and family-friendly, H&BN focuses on handcrafted and affordable book creations and features an interactive gallery exhibition and marketplace with dozens of vendors. The Nashville Scene described this unique gathering … (more)

Watkins Artists Featured in OZ Pod Installation, June 21-25

June 17, 2016

One of the summer’s most anticipated arts events is the Modular Art Pods installation at Oz Arts, June 21-25 — and more than a dozen Watkins talents are participating. Curated by Tony Youngblood, MAPs (first presented in a one-night collaboration in 2015), allow artists to create individual “pod galleries” of various sizes.  In addition to the interactivity inherent within … (more)

Six Watkins Artists Chosen for Learning Lab Program

June 13, 2016

Congratulations to the six Watkins’ talents selected to participate in the first Learning Lab Artist Training Program, professional development designed to train artists in civic, public, social and placemaking practices. Alumnus Xavier Payne, faculty Ariel Lavery, Robin Paris and Tom Williams, Admissions staffer David Hellams, and adjunct/CE teaching artist Elizabeth Sanford are among the 25 Nashville-based artists in the  program, which is designed … (more)