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Watkins Welcomes Design Star Jessica Hische on January 22

November 20, 2014

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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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 6 to 9 p.m. at Deavor in East Nashville. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, … (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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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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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)

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Watkins and Hatch Celebrate ‘Good Design’ August 21

August 11, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a reception for “The Vignelli Canon,” an exhibit celebrating the words of legendary designer Massimo Vignelli through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print, on Thursday, August 21, from 5 to 7 pm. The show, which runs through August 29 … (more)

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WAG’s June Show by Holly Carden Is ‘Rather Sketchy’

June 4, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Rather Sketchy: Sketchbooks, brainstorms and process-work by Graphic Design major Holly Carden at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Rather Sketchy will feature a selection of Carden’s highly detailed illustrations along with all of the sketches and process-work … (more)