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Ariel Lavery, "Isms"

Six Watkins Artists Chosen for Learning Lab Program

June 13, 2016

Congratulations to the six Watkins’ talents selected to participate in the first Learning Lab Artist Training Program, professional development designed to train artists in civic, public, social and placemaking practices. Alumnus Xavier Payne, faculty Ariel Lavery, Robin Paris and Tom Williams, Admissions staffer David Hellams, and adjunct/CE teaching artist Elizabeth Sanford are among the 25 Nashville-based artists in the  program, which is designed … (more)

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Co. H’s ‘Don’t Drink the Milk’ On View Through July 21

June 2, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the 2016 student summer show Don’t Drink the Milk, a mixed-media group show from Co. H and Friends, now through July 21 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Curated by members … (more)

"Passato Remoto" (acrylic, 36"x48")

WAG Goes with Mildred Jarrett’s ‘Without ‘Isms’ for June Show of Paintings

May 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Without ‘Isms, an exhibition of painting by Watkins alumna Mildred Jarrett, at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. and throughout the month by appointment. Jarrett’s work is firmly anchored in non-objective expressionism, with … (more)

S.T. Davis, Marlos E'van

Swaney 2016 Doubles Prize for S.T. Davis and Marlos E’van

May 15, 2016

The 10th edition of the Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression witnessed compelling work from 11 students across all disciplines — and for the first time, two winners were selected. After intense deliberation by jurors Martin Shofner of Shofner Buck Architects/Architectsure and Walter Crouch of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLC (both former associates of Mr. Swaney), Film … (more)

Charles Gene Robinson, "Torn Up Book"

Alumnae Showcase Healing Arts in May 7 show at Watkins Arcade Gallery

May 3, 2016

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final… Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness.  Give me your hand. –Rainer Maria Rilke Watkins presents Let Everything Happen, with work by artists of Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI), at its downtown gallery … (more)

Rebecca Lindley

BFA Senior Shows Conclude with May 5 Triple

May 3, 2016

Watkins concludes its BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016 with a triple offering from Mali Hamilton, Aaron Harper and Rebecca Lindley, the last in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – Hamilton’s Domestic Oblivion, Harper’s Garden Relay and Lindley’s Hiraeth – will open in … (more)

(Upreyl Mitchell)

BFA Senior Shows from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson Open April 21 In Currey Gallery

April 8, 2016

Watkins’ BFA Thesis Exhibitions continue with a triple offering from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson, the fourth in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – Adcock’s Inhabit, Mitchell’s ‘cuz they ain’t make ‘em like you and Stevenson’s high-gloss – will open in … (more)

Christopher Strachan, video still

Next Stop in Watkins’ BFA Series Is April 7 Triple Opening

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film continues its BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016 with a triple offering from david onri anderson, Andrew Cox, and Christopher Strachan, the third in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – anderson’s What’s In My Soup?, Cox’s … (more)

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Joseph Newsome Debuts BFA Show “Cope” on April 7

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Spring 2016 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition series continues with a solo show opening Thursday, April 7, by BFA in Photography degree candidate Joseph Newsome: Cope, a fractal memory installation confronting childhood sexual abuse. The second installment of five shows from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine … (more)

Stix by artist Christian Moeller

Christian Moeller Picks Up “Stix” in April 11 Lecture

April 2, 2016

Artist Christian Moeller, whose large-scale, site-specific works are found around the globe, will speak at Watkins on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the celebration of Stix, the Metro Arts-commissioned project located downtown at the Korean Veterans Boulevard Roundabout. Mr. Moeller will offer a free presentation in the Watkins Theater about the … (more)