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Scene’s ‘Best of Nashville’ Praises Watkins students, alumni and faculty

October 10, 2014

We appreciate the attention that the Nashville Scene shows to the city’s arts and culture community all year long and their support of Watkins’ talents, events and programming. And we’re grateful for the “Writers’ Choice” recognition of several Watkins students, alumni and faculty in their annual Best Of Nashville issue! Best Student Show: Co. H’s … (more)

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Graphic Design Gets ‘Split & Twisted’ Oct. 23–Nov. 14

October 7, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, from October 23–November 14 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Split & Twisted’s opening night reception, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, is free and the public is invited. Jurying the … (more)

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‘Terrible Three from Tennessee’ Come Home for WAG Graphic Design Show

September 26, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Terrible Three from Tennessee (…now in Chicago), featuring work by Graphic Design alumni Julian Baker, Andy Gregg, and Shelby Rodeffer, at its downtown gallery WAG during the October 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. According to Dan Brawner, chair of the Graphic Design department, even … (more)

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‘Handmade & Bound’ Returns to Watkins October 3-4

September 24, 2014

Exhibition & zine entries and marketplace vendor registration now open! The fourth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–part book convention, part literary event and … (more)


Adventures in Design’s Mark Brickey Rides into Watkins Sept. 30 For Lessons in Losing

September 16, 2014

Mark Brickey — screen printer, illustrator, small business owner (Hero Handmade), and host of the Adventures In Design podcast — is bringing his Failure Tour 2014 to Nashville on Tuesday, September 30, for a live podcast recording in the Watkins Theater. Adventures In Design (AID), about the culture in and around design and illustration, is among iTunes’ … (more)


Watkins Hosts FLEX IT! Gaming Workshops Sept. 18-21

September 10, 2014

The living art exhibit FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, a show of social practice work addressing obesity prevention presented at The Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park (now through Jan. 10, 2015), is offering a variety of ways to participate in the exhibition in an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles. Watkins is pleased to be … (more)

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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)