Opening Reception: Luisiana Mera, Weng Tze Yang and Zack Rafuls

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 7, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Watkins Institute, Watkins Institute, 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents fine art and photography from Luisiana Mera (Añoranza), Weng Tze Yang (Idle Light) and Zack Rafuls (Props for a Film), opening Thursday, May 7, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The final of four installments in the Spring 2015 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition series, the triple show will be on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery through May 18.

Weng Tze Yang, untitled

Weng Tze Yang, untitled

Luisiana Mera, self portrait (closeup)

Luisiana Mera, self portrait (closeup)

WAG’s May Show: “Victory Laps”

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery), Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
Mati Hays

Mati Hays

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) seeks power in claiming the future, Blake (a senior in the Film School) finds control in grounding his past. By pulling from the past and framing the future, the work acts as a stand-in for their understanding of the present, with each artist allotting objects a great amount of responsibility.

Graphic Design Senior Showcase: “Skill Shot”

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
Anode. Inc., 926 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Watkins Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “Skill Shot,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Holly Carden, Jay Greer, Melissa Mayhew and Jill Thompson

Reception: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

YART Sale: Watkins on Paper

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Cecy Reed Student Center, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

YART Sale 2014Watkins’ popular YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Wednesday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center.

“Watkins on Paper” will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under.

All proceeds will benefit participating student artists and the student government association. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted.

For more information on the YART Sale, contact the Office of Student Life at 615.383.4848 or Patrick DeGuira at pdeguira@watkins.edu.

Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center; free parking is available in the campus lot. From the Heart Café, located in the student center, will be open for snacks, sandwiches, salads and homemade baked goods.

Commencement 2015

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219, USA

 

Watkins’ graduation ceremonies are open to the public. After a welcome from President Ellen L. Meyer, distinguished arts administrator Karen P. Moynahan will deliver the Commencement address. Ms. Moynahan is the Executive Director of the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and the National Association of Schools of Dance.

(photo: Tyler Blankenship)

(photo: Tyler Blankenship)

Vice President for Academic Affairs Joy McKenzie will then present the BFA, BA and Certificate candidates in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, and Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr., chair of the Watkins Board of Trustees, will confer the degrees and certificates.

A reception will follow immediately at the church.

The historic Downtown Presbyterian Church, a national landmark noted for its Egyptian Revival motif, is located at 154 5th Avenue North (corner of 5th and Church).

WAG April show: ‘Video Show’

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery), 244 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s April Art Crawl show at WAG will feature time-based media work by current Watkins students, curated by Assistant Professor of Fine Art Morgan Higby-Flowers.

WAG–an acronym for Watkins Arcade Gallery–is located in suite 77 upstairs in the historic Arcade and is open the first Saturday evening of the month during each Art Crawl (from 6-9 p.m.), and by appointment.

The 18 participating artists are

  • Caleb Adcock
  • Mika Agari
  • Sharyn Bachleda
  • Andrew Cox
  • Meghan Daughdrill
  • Ryan Duncan
  • Lisa Harless
  • Rebecca Lindley
  • Luisiana Mera
  • Upreyl Mitchell
  • Joseph Newsome
  • Carly Piccione
  • Christopher Robertson
  • Joshua Ungurait
  • Alexander Uselton
  • Hayley Vanhoy
  • Glen Vollmer
  • George Wise

WAG joins approximately 20 participating Art Crawl galleries along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and upstairs in the Historic Arcade. Admission is free, and the Nashville Downtown Partnership provides two free shuttles traveling among the venues. For more information on the First Saturday Art Crawl, visit nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Zack Rafuls, Luisiana Mera and Weng Tze Yang

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 7, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr/ Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Last in a series of four

May 7–18

Watkins BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Work by Zack Rafuls (Fine Art), Luisiana Mera (Fine Art) and Weng Tze Yang (Photography)

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7, 5:30 to 8 pm

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Heather Barrie, Jill Schumann and Robin Sinnett

Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

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Third in a series of four

April 23–May 4

Watkins BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Work by
Heather Barrie (Fine Art) — Milk
Jill Schumann (Photography) — Objects to Burn
Robin Sinnett (Fine Art) — delta

Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Note: This exhibition contains images that could be considered inappropriate for certain audiences, especially young children.

 

Film School Showcase @ Nashville Film Festival

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
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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 7:15 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16.

For the second consecutive year, “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a lineup of short narratives (not in NaFF competition) selected by Film School faculty from all completed films in each of the four production classes.

There is no admission charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged because seating is limited: email name and contact information to reservations@watkins.edu (limit 2 tickets per person).

Screening list:

  • Stuck on an Island, directed by Matison Turner
  • A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me, directed by Jocelyn Lyon
  • The Window East, directed by Alexander Mattingly
  • The Dohlmer Deal, directed by Stephanie Adams
  • Where Are All The Birds, Abel?, directed by Calen Smith
  • The Burial of Achmed Pleasantbottom, directed by Travis Slagle
  • Murderer-erer, directed by Spenser Fritz

Now in its 46th year, the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) runs April 16–25 at the Regal Green Hills Cinema. Visit nashvillefilmfestival.org for the 200-film schedule of narrative and documentary shorts and features, world premieres and guest artists.

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Sharyn Bachleda and Sharon Stewart

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
April 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA
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Second in a four-part series

April 9-20 @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus

Watkins BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Work by Sharyn Bachleda (Fine Art), Extracted Relics, and Sharon Stewart (Photography), Perpetual Dream Home

Opening reception: Thursday, April 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m.