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Comics Legend John Porcellino Brings King-Cat Tour to Handmade & Bound

September 9, 2014

As a featured event of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN) on October 3-4, acclaimed comics and graphic novel author/publisher John Porcellino will bring his national tour to town in support of a documentary about his life and work, “Root Hog or Die,” a graphic memoir, The Hospital Suite, and the 25th anniversary of his influential King-Cat … (more)

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Film School’s Fall Auditions Set for Sept. 13

August 28, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2014 student film projects on Saturday, September 13, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of more than 20 productions–from the film programs at Watkins and, for the first time, Belmont University–will be looking for actors of all ages. … (more)


WAG Celebrates First Anniversary with September 6 ‘Iconophilia’ Show

August 27, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film marks the first anniversary of its downtown gallery WAG during the September 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl with Iconophilia, featuring summer studio work in multiple media from Fine Art majors Heather Barrie, Kevin Dietz and Ashley Doggett. The show include prints, woodcuts, etchings, photography, sculpture and mixed media that reflect … (more)

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Watkins Collects “Monuments, Hotel Soap and Linear Progressions”

August 27, 2014

Opening reception for faculty show is September 4 in Currey Gallery Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “Monuments, Hotel Soap and Linear Progressions,” a multiple media exhibition featuring recent work by faculty artists Mary Addison Hackett, Ariel Lavery, Robin Paris and Tom Williams, from September 4–26 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery … (more)

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ABC Offers IP and Copyright Law Workshop at Watkins Aug. 28

August 21, 2014

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is partnering with Watkins to present a workshop addressing the basics of intellectual property and copyright law on Thursday, August 28, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in Room 804. “Yours, Mine & Ours: Copyright & Intellectual Property Fundamentals” will cover copyright laws’ exclusive rights and protections and offer perspective … (more)

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Watkins and Hatch Celebrate ‘Good Design’ August 21

August 11, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a reception for “The Vignelli Canon,” an exhibit celebrating the words of legendary designer Massimo Vignelli through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print, on Thursday, August 21, from 5 to 7 pm. The show, which runs through August 29 … (more)

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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)