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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)

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‘Watkins Alumni Exhibition Series No. 1’ Celebrates Community and Connections

November 3, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “Watkins Alumni Exhibition Series No. 1,” featuring new work by 10 alumni in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography and opening Thursday, November 20, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The exhibition will run through … (more)

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Graphic Design Crowns ‘Split and Twisted 2014′ Winners

October 31, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the annual juried graphic design competition, “Split & Twisted,” announced at the show’s opening reception on October 23. Senior Holly Carden collected three honors for her illustration “In the Act of Drawing,” including Best in Show, and junior Kelsey Goessman claimed two for her Collected Curiosities catalog. Graphic Design faculty Dan … (more)

Watkins and Warner Music Team for Unique ‘Music Industry and Visual Arts’ Experience

October 30, 2014

Warner Music Nashville and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film have partnered for a new “Music Industry and the Visual Arts” course, an idea originating via Leadership Music alumni John Esposito, President & CEO of WMN, and Ellen L. Meyer, President of Watkins. The class brings together a multidisciplinary team of filmmakers, graphic designers … (more)

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WAG Catches David Anderson’s ‘Desire Trap/pings’ for November Art Crawl

October 16, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Desire Trap/pings, a multiple media installation by Fine Art junior David Anderson at its downtown gallery WAG during the November 1 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Desire Trap/pings will feature oil paintings, sculptures, found objects, and modified found objects, and each piece is considered as … (more)