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Mayor Dean Named 2014 Commencement Speaker

May 16, 2014

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will deliver the Commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Saturday, May 17. Mayor Dean will also receive the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts from Watkins during ceremonies at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, which will begin at 2 p.m. “Mayor Dean … (more)

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NCIDQ Prep Workshop Set for July 18-20

May 15, 2014

The Watkins Interior Design department will host a preparatory workshop this summer in advance of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam this fall. The weekend workshop — Friday through Sunday, July 18-20 — is designed to help prepare for the IDFX, IDPX and practicum portions of the NCIDQ exam. Instructor is Phyllis Moore, FASID, NCIDQ, RID. The workshop … (more)

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Interior Design Presents Senior Exhibition May 16

May 9, 2014

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 Emily Hill, Lorraine Nwofia, Reinalisa Santoyo and Whitney Youngblood on Friday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nashville Civic Design Center (138 Second Avenue North, Suite 106). The exhibition and … (more)

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‘Communion of Selves’ Concludes Spring BFA Thesis Shows

May 6, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers work from Samantha Carlson, Amy Clutter and Michele Graham in the mixed media show Communion of Selves, opening Thursday, May 8 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This fifth and final installment in the BFA Thesis Exhibition Series … (more)

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Spring ’14 Films Screen May 5-8

May 5, 2014

The Film School presents its Spring 2014 productions May 5-8 in the Watkins Theater.  More than 40 narrative and experimental projects from four production classes will be shown. Admission and parking are free. Watkins Spring 2014 Student Screenings Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. = Production I Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. = Production II Wednesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. = Production III Thursday, May 8, … (more)

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Watkins Part of History-Making Big Payback on May 6

May 5, 2014

Watkins is taking part in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. The inaugural event, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Kharis Foundation, will begin at 6 a.m. on … (more)

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Popular Spring Course- Photography & Performance

April 30, 2014

This spring the photography department offered a course that focused on the relationship between photography and performance. This course was a studio seminar that focused on the potential for photography as a tool to document performances that are staged for the camera. Within the photographic medium, photography can play with notions of time and reality and while … (more)

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Graphic Design Aims ‘Out Of This World’ for May 1 Showcase

April 28, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the senior Graphic Design show “Out Of This World,” featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Richard Cook, Chris Fowler, Cassie Isenhower-Coon, Katelyn Pennington and Marty Potts Jr., on Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the offices of Anode, Inc. in East Nashville. … (more)

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‘Watkins on Paper’ YART Sale Returns May 1

April 28, 2014

One of Watkins’ most popular events, the YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students, returns on Thursday, May 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center. This year’s edition–“Watkins on Paper”–will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. All proceeds will benefit … (more)

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Student Film Showcase Screens April 25 at Nashville Film Festival

April 21, 2014

In conjunction with the 45th annual Nashville Film Festival, The Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)