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Mati Hays and Blake Holland Take ‘Victory Laps’ at WAG’s May 2 show

April 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Victory Laps, an exhibition by Watkins students Mati Hays and Blake Holland, at its downtown gallery WAG during the May 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Victory Laps – integrating sculpture, photography, and video – examines anxieties about youth. While Mati (a Fine Art sophomore) … (more)

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Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs … (more)

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Film School Partners with Nashville Film Festival for ‘Best Of’ Showcase April 17

March 12, 2015

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)

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Ashley Hunt Lecture

February 17, 2015

The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned with questions of institutional power—will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Friday, May 1st, as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. The presentation, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Watkins Theater, is free and the … (more)

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Film School Invites Local Talent to Audition on February 7 for Spring Productions

February 1, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2015 student film projects on Saturday, February 7, at the Watkins campus in MetroCenter. Directors of approximately 20 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under … (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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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)

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)