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Watkins Collects “Monuments, Hotel Soap and Linear Progressions”

August 27, 2014

Opening reception for faculty show is September 4 in Currey Gallery Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “Monuments, Hotel Soap and Linear Progressions,” a multiple media exhibition featuring recent work by faculty artists Mary Addison Hackett, Ariel Lavery, Robin Paris and Tom Williams, from September 4–26 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery … (more)

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Jenna Maurice and John Whitten ‘Get Lost’ at WAG’s August Show

July 7, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents A Field Guide to Getting Lost, featuring video work by alumni Jenna Maurice and John Whitten, at its downtown gallery WAG during the August 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Taken from the title of the 2006 book by Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost … (more)

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WAG’s July 5 Show Goes Inside with ‘My Life Is Outside’

July 2, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “My Life Is Outside”: Everyday Photographs from Prison at its downtown gallery WAG during the July 5 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Curated by Sharon Stewart, the show features a collection of photographs belonging to Tennessee prisoners, offering a more fully dimensional look at the personal histories, current … (more)

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Co. H Screens for ‘Attention’ at Track One

June 9, 2014

In an effort to combat culturally induced impatience and shortened attention spans, student art collective Co. H presents ATTENTION, a juried, hour-long screening of video art, on Friday, June 20, at the Track One Building. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a reception at 8 p.m. before the screening at … (more)

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‘Communion of Selves’ Concludes Spring BFA Thesis Shows

May 6, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers work from Samantha Carlson, Amy Clutter and Michele Graham in the mixed media show Communion of Selves, opening Thursday, May 8 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This fifth and final installment in the BFA Thesis Exhibition Series … (more)

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Popular Spring Course- Photography & Performance

April 30, 2014

This spring the photography department offered a course that focused on the relationship between photography and performance. This course was a studio seminar that focused on the potential for photography as a tool to document performances that are staged for the camera. Within the photographic medium, photography can play with notions of time and reality and while … (more)

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Christopher Creasy, Jordan Martin and Hannah Taylor Team Up for April 24 BFA Show

April 20, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers a triple exhibition with work from Christopher Creasy, Jordan Martin and Hannah Taylor, opening Thursday, April 24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This fourth installment in the BFA Thesis Exhibitions Series from the Watkins Fine Art and … (more)

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A New Commercial Focus in Photography added to the curriculum

April 10, 2014

At Watkins, we are blending our fine art sensibilities with commercial applications to develop your eye, your conceptual abilities and your breadth of knowledge in photography.  Therefore, we are adding a Commercial Focus with classes such as: PHO 310 Photojournalism This course offers an in-depth approach to the documentary photography in terms of photojournalism and … (more)

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Swaney Prize Shines on Film School’s Christin Sites

April 4, 2014

Christin Sites, a Film School senior from Hendersonville, was awarded the 2014 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 27. 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 and … (more)

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Photography by Ray Palumbo and Chelsea Wright Plays at Fort Houston April 18

April 1, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers the third in a five-part series of senior thesis exhibitions with work from Ray Palumbo and Chelsea Wright, candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. The double show will be on display Friday, April 18, from 7 to 9 p.m at Fort Houston in … (more)