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Steven Womack Keeps Mystery Alive with ‘Resurrection Bay’

June 15, 2014

Watkins Professor Steven Womack, a member of the Film School faculty since 1995 and an award-winning mystery writer, will see his eleventh novel, the suspense-thriller Resurrection Bay, published June 8 by Midnight Ink Books. Resurrection Bay is inspired by the real-life case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, in the 1970s through the early 80s, murdered … (more)

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HerStory Institute Summer Cinema Series Screens at Watkins

June 11, 2014

In partnership with Watkins Community Education, the HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films highlighting the writing, producing, directing, cinematography, production design and editing in films created by women. The series will screen a range of features, shorts and documentary films including but not limited to independent and foreign films, classics and festival favorites. … (more)

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Co. H Screens for ‘Attention’ at Track One

June 9, 2014

In an effort to combat culturally induced impatience and shortened attention spans, student art collective Co. H presents ATTENTION, a juried, hour-long screening of video art, on Friday, June 20, at the Track One Building. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a reception at 8 p.m. before the screening at … (more)

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Film School Alumni Produce Star-Studded Summer Flick

June 5, 2014

Alumni Brooke Bernard and Ryan Zacarias, producers at Nomadic Independence Pictures in Nashville,  just finished producing the summer film “Ping Pong Summer” with an all-star cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and Lea Thompson. “Ping Pong Summer” was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival as well as SXSW. The film opens June 6 in theaters across … (more)

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WAG’s June Show by Holly Carden Is ‘Rather Sketchy’

June 4, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Rather Sketchy: Sketchbooks, brainstorms and process-work by Graphic Design major Holly Carden at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Rather Sketchy will feature a selection of Carden’s highly detailed illustrations along with all of the sketches and process-work … (more)

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Mayor Dean Shares Wisdom in Commencement Remarks

June 4, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014, 61 students strong.  BFA, BA and Certificate degrees were bestowed during ceremonies at the Downtown Presbyterian Church on May 17, as well as an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree to Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean, who also delivered the Commencement address.  Johnny Whitman, BFA in Graphic Design, was named … (more)

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Sam Dalton Shares Adventuring Spirit in Notable Travel Guide

May 20, 2014

Congratulations to Film School Visiting Faculty Sam Dalton, among the writers contributing to 65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel (Sellers Publishing), recently named a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards from ForeWord Reviews. A follow‐up volume to 65 Things To Do When You Retire —which The Wall Street Journal called “one of … (more)

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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)