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POSTPONED — Ashley Hunt Lecture & Screening — POSTPONED

February 17, 2015

Owing to weather conditions, the Feb. 18 screening of Corrections and the Feb. 19 lecture by Ashley Hunt have been postponed. We’re working to find another date this semester for him to travel from LA to Nashville!   The original announcement follows. The artist, activist and filmmaker Ashley Hunt—who merges art and politics in work concerned … (more)

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Currey Jurors Tag David Anderson’s Work for Top Purchase Prize

February 10, 2015

David Anderson, a junior Fine Art major, claimed the top honor at the 2015 Currey Student Juried Show for his oil painting Untitled Map. As winner of the Anny Gowa Purchase Award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, Anderson’s work will be part of the permanent Watkins collection. A total of eight winners were announced by President Ellen … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Design Star Jessica Hische on January 22

January 10, 2015

Letterer, illustrator and type designer Jessica Hische – at the age of 31, one of the most influential graphic designers in the world – will launch the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artists Series with a talk on Thursday, January 22, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in … (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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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)

Untitled sculpture by Jazzmyne Sims (Baltic birch, white acrylic, bar clamps)

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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‘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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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)

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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)