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Watkins Scores on the Big Payback Clock May 3

May 2, 2016

You may have heard there were major technological troubles with The Big Payback this year, and the initiative ended early. The Community Foundation is currently assessing the situation. Click to read their press release. For the third consecutive year, Watkins is taking part in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle … (more)

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Interior Design Seniors Stage May 13 Showcase

April 15, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA senior thesis exhibition from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates Thera Barnes, Laura Chytrowsky, Darissa Schilli on Friday, May 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Fine Art/Photography exhibit node. The exhibition with reception (free and open the public) showcases … (more)

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Student Sale of Original Art Work Returns April 28

April 12, 2016

Watkins’ popular yArt Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the #400 hallway, between the Currey Gallery and the Cecy Reed Student Center. The sale will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. Proceeds benefit participating student … (more)

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Make the ‘Scene in Green’ at The pARTy 2016!

April 11, 2016

  Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host the school’s annual fundraising event, The pARTy: A Scene in Green, on Saturday, April 23, with the 2016 edition returning to the Watkins campus. The pARTy, which celebrates the creative in Watkins students and the Nashville community, includes a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and dinner … (more)

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Watkins “Best Of” Showcase Screens Seven April 16 at Nashville Film Festival

April 10, 2016

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a lineup of short narratives … (more)

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BFA Senior Shows from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson Open April 21 In Currey Gallery

April 8, 2016

Watkins’ BFA Thesis Exhibitions continue with a triple offering from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson, the fourth in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – Adcock’s Inhabit, Mitchell’s ‘cuz they ain’t make ‘em like you and Stevenson’s high-gloss – will open in … (more)

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Next Stop in Watkins’ BFA Series Is April 7 Triple Opening

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film continues its BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016 with a triple offering from david onri anderson, Andrew Cox, and Christopher Strachan, the third in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – anderson’s What’s In My Soup?, Cox’s … (more)

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Joseph Newsome Debuts BFA Show “Cope” on April 7

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Spring 2016 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition series continues with a solo show opening Thursday, April 7, by BFA in Photography degree candidate Joseph Newsome: Cope, a fractal memory installation confronting childhood sexual abuse. The second installment of five shows from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine … (more)

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Christian Moeller Picks Up “Stix” in April 11 Lecture

April 2, 2016

Artist Christian Moeller, whose large-scale, site-specific works are found around the globe, will speak at Watkins on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the celebration of Stix, the Metro Arts-commissioned project located downtown at the Korean Veterans Boulevard Roundabout. Mr. Moeller will offer a free presentation in the Watkins Theater about the … (more)

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Corrina Joyner and Jessica Clay Team to ‘Dream A Reality’ at WAG’s April 2 Crawl

March 31, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Dream A Reality, a multi-media exhibition by Watkins Fine Art junior Corrina Joyner and alumna Jessica Clay investigating the transformable space of the downtown Nashville convention center, at its downtown gallery WAG during the April 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Through a series of dérive-style walks … (more)