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Graphic Design Crowns ‘Split and Twisted 2014′ Winners

October 31, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the annual juried graphic design competition, “Split & Twisted,” announced at the show’s opening reception on October 23. Senior Holly Carden collected three honors for her illustration “In the Act of Drawing,” including Best in Show, and junior Kelsey Goessman claimed two for her Collected Curiosities catalog. Graphic Design faculty Dan … (more)

Watkins and Warner Music Team for Unique ‘Music Industry and Visual Arts’ Experience

October 30, 2014

Warner Music Nashville and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film have partnered for a new “Music Industry and the Visual Arts” course, an idea originating via Leadership Music alumni John Esposito, President & CEO of WMN, and Ellen L. Meyer, President of Watkins. The class brings together a multidisciplinary team of filmmakers, graphic designers … (more)

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WAG Catches David Anderson’s ‘Desire Trap/pings’ for November Art Crawl

October 16, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Desire Trap/pings, a multiple media installation by Fine Art junior David Anderson at its downtown gallery WAG during the November 1 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Desire Trap/pings will feature oil paintings, sculptures, found objects, and modified found objects, and each piece is considered as … (more)

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Performance Photographer Pushpamala N Speaks on “Pseudo-Archive” October 27

October 13, 2014

Bangalore-based Pushpamala N, a photo- and video-performance artist who uses elements of popular culture to explore place, gender and   history, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Monday, October 27. Her lecture, entitled “The Pseudo-Archive,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Watkins Theater, and is free and open to the … (more)

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Scene’s ‘Best of Nashville’ Praises Watkins students, alumni and faculty

October 10, 2014

We appreciate the attention that the Nashville Scene shows to the city’s arts and culture community all year long and their support of Watkins’ talents, events and programming. And we’re grateful for the “Writers’ Choice” recognition of several Watkins students, alumni and faculty in their annual Best Of Nashville issue! Best Student Show: Co. H’s … (more)

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Graphic Design Gets ‘Split & Twisted’ Oct. 23–Nov. 14

October 7, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, from October 23–November 14 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Split & Twisted’s opening night reception, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, is free and the public is invited. Jurying the … (more)

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‘Terrible Three from Tennessee’ Come Home for WAG Graphic Design Show

September 26, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Terrible Three from Tennessee (…now in Chicago), featuring work by Graphic Design alumni Julian Baker, Andy Gregg, and Shelby Rodeffer, at its downtown gallery WAG during the October 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. According to Dan Brawner, chair of the Graphic Design department, even … (more)

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‘Handmade & Bound’ Returns to Watkins October 3-4

September 24, 2014

Exhibition & zine entries and marketplace vendor registration now open! The fourth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–part book convention, part literary event and … (more)


Adventures in Design’s Mark Brickey Rides into Watkins Sept. 30 For Lessons in Losing

September 16, 2014

Mark Brickey — screen printer, illustrator, small business owner (Hero Handmade), and host of the Adventures In Design podcast — is bringing his Failure Tour 2014 to Nashville on Tuesday, September 30, for a live podcast recording in the Watkins Theater. Adventures In Design (AID), about the culture in and around design and illustration, is among iTunes’ … (more)


Watkins Hosts FLEX IT! Gaming Workshops Sept. 18-21

September 10, 2014

The living art exhibit FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, a show of social practice work addressing obesity prevention presented at The Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park (now through Jan. 10, 2015), is offering a variety of ways to participate in the exhibition in an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles. Watkins is pleased to be … (more)