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President Ellen Meyer Announces August 2015 Retirement

January 9, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film President Ellen L. Meyer has announced that she will retire on August 1, 2015, after serving in the office for seven years. “It has been and continues to be a privilege to steward Watkins, to participate in its evolution, and to be part of this community of vitally … (more)

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WAG Shows Kayla Saito’s ‘On Screen’

January 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents On Screen, a multimedia installation by Watkins Fine Art senior Kayla Saito, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. For her exhibition, Saito interprets the way people display themselves in social media, then transforms what she sees into … (more)

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Film School Zooms In On Fall 2014 Winners

January 5, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the Film School’s Fall 2014 productions, which were showcased during the first week of December in open-to-the-public screenings in the Watkins Theater. Production One: Best Sound Design – The Owner Best Score/Use of Music – The Missing Ingredient Best Production Design – The Missing ingredient Best Editing – All It … (more)

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Watkins Serves Best Work at Currey Juried Show, Opening February 5

January 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present the 2015 Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, from February 5–March 12 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, February 5, from 5:30 … (more)

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WAG Brings in 2015 with Paintings by Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper

December 8, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents paintings by juniors Marlos E’van and Aaron Harper at its downtown gallery WAG during the January 3 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Marlos E’van, studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Art, has titled his show Funkhaus,“an element of style, grace, violence, disorder and anything … (more)

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Watkins Awarded NEA and Community Foundation Grants for H&BN 2015

December 5, 2014

Great grant news for one of Watkins’ signature events, the annual Handmade & Bound Nashville Festival (H&BN). Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for funding this celebration of book, paper and print, set for Oct. 2-3, 2015. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has announced that … (more)

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Senior Graphic Design Goes “Bottoms Up” for Dec. 4 Showcase

November 19, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “Bottoms Up,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Ryan Arauza, Zie Campbell, Ross Denton, Matthew Erwin and Jessica Yohn, on Thursday, December 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Deavor in East Nashville. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is … (more)

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Holden Head’s BFA Show Plays Dec. 5-6 at Packing Plant

November 11, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film BFA in Photography candidate Holden Head offers his thesis exhibition, I Is An Other, on Friday and Saturday, December 5-6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Packing Plant.   In I Is An Other, Head explores concepts of identity, sexuality, and death in a hospital­-like installation consisting … (more)

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WAG Doubles Up with Luisiana Mera and Jazzmyne Sims in December Show

November 4, 2014

Watkins presents a double exhibition at its downtown gallery WAG during the December 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, with new work from junior Luisiana Mera and senior Jazzmyne Sims. Fine Art major Luisiana Mera’s Relevant Distance features delicately rendered charcoal drawings based on images sent to Mera via iPhone from relatives in … (more)

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Filmmaker Prashant Bhargava to Visit Watkins Nov. 8

November 4, 2014

The Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and OZ Arts Nashville will present a special screening and presentation by Prashant Bhargava, an award-winning filmmaker and designer known for his intricately layered and lush visuals, November 7 & 8 in the Watkins Theater. On Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m., Watkins will … (more)