“Beyond Classification” Curator’s Talk with Greg Pond

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
September 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:
Watkins Theater, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, will conclude on September 24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The show was curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of Art and Art History at the University of the South, and Professor Pond will present a curator’s talk on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m.

The nine young artists represented in Beyond Classification developed their work in the past few years, as the power of electronic and social media to generate political change became apparent with the revolution that unseated President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The photographic and video work of these artists embraces that power, even as it responds to the continued social and political upheaval faced by the country. Through multiple perspectives, the exhibition deliberately aims to counter any simplistic picture, and to provide points of view often lost in representations of Egyptian experience in popular media.

Nashville National Portfolio Day

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
October 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:
Watkins' main academic building, 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

10 – 11am – Tours and Registration

10:45am – 11:45am – Information presentation on Watkins, Financial Aid, Careers in the Arts, and Portfolio Preparation

12 – 4pm – Portfolio Reviews

National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists held at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Portfolio Days bring together students and experienced college representatives, who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans, and share information about their schools. These events are not an examination or a competition. The reviewers are interested in your development, look forward to seeing your work, and providing you with helpful information for this next important step in your education. So stop by our table and show us your stuff!

“Beyond Classification”

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
September 3, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, runs September 3-24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of Art and Art History at the University of the South, the show was first presented at Sewanee’s University Art Galley earlier this year (Jan. 13-April 12).

Beyond Classification offers multiple perspectives on current political and social conditions in Egypt, and diverse strategies for communicating about those conditions in photography and video. With these multiple perspectives, the exhibition deliberately aims to counter any simplistic picture, and to provide points of view often lost in representations of Egyptian experience in popular media.

The nine young artists represented in Beyond Classification developed their work in the past few years, as the power of electronic and social media to generate political change became apparent with the revolution that unseated President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The photographic and video work of these artists embraces that power, even as it responds to the continued social and political upheaval faced by the country.

Beyond Classification will conclude with a curator’s talk by Greg Pond, on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m., and a walk through the exhibition. Admission to the Currey Gallery and the talk is free and open to the public.

 

Film School’s Fall 2015 Open Auditions

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

The Film School at Watkins will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.

Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring headshots and résumés.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) will be posted to this auditions page [not before August 31] as they become available and will be distributed on site.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Individual appointments are not available.

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Leading men, age range 19-40
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Leading women, age range 19-40
  • 1 to 2 p.m. – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
  • 3 to 4 p.m. – Children and youth, age range 8-18

Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Day 3 screenings

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
August 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where:
Watkins Theater , Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Sunday, August 30

1:00 PM — The God of Ramen * Free
A documentary film on the so-called ‘God of Ramen,’ whose new style of ramen inspired two-hour lines at his tiny restaurant.

3:00 PM
 — Kasamayaki, $10
In this documentary, a woman shaken by the 2011 disaster returns to her hometown to reconnect with her family and heritage through pottery.

5:00 PM — Shady, $10
A bullied high school girl becomes friends with a popular classmate, but the situation may be too good to be true as she sees her friend’s pleasant demeanor transforming before her eyes.

More information and tickets at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

* shown free of charge with the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Day 2 screenings

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
August 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Where:
Watkins Theater, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Saturday, August 29

11:00 AM — Ramen Samurai  * Free
A Tokyo designer returns to his tiny hometown to take over his father’s dream of running a ramen shop amid memories of his tumultuous childhood.

1:30 PM — Mourning Recipe * Free
A unique woman leaves behind a recipe book for life to lead her husband and stepdaughter through their grief after her death, with help from a few of her unusual friends.

4:00 PM — A Tale of Samurai Cooking * Free
This Edo-period drama tells the true story of a ‘kitchen samurai’ who reluctantly married a legendary cook to move his career forward in the midst of revolution.

6:30 PM — Uzumasa Limelight * $10
An aged actor whose specialty is dying in martial arts movies struggles to get by in a changing world before taking on a young woman as a sword-fighting apprentice.

More information, with links to trailers and tickets, at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

* shown free of charge with the support of the Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville

Nashville Japanese Film Festival: Opening screening, “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”

Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
August 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Watkins Theater , Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Aug. 28-30

Friday, August 28

6:00 PM — Reception (Ticketed Reservations Only)
7:30 PM — The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness  * $10

A documentary film which follows legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki over a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release two films.

More information and tickets at NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org

Closing reception for Graphic Design-Hatch show “130”

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
August 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

130, Hatch Show Print and the Department of Graphic Design present posters from their summer workshop, celebrating Watkins’ 130 years of education and the arts

 

TSA’s Script-com 2015

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where:
Watkins Theater, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

THE TENNESSEE SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION
presents

TSA SC-15

 

 

Saturday, June 20, in the Watkins Theater • Doors open at 9:30 am • 10 am to 5 pm

PANELISTS
Joel Eisenberg, producer
Steve Kaplan, financier
Jim McKairnes, executive
Todd Remis, financier
Pepper Jay, producer/executive
Joe Sabatini, writer/producer

Tickets to SCRIPT-COM 2015 are $25 each. Watkins students admitted free with ID

SCHEDULE

  • 9:30 am – Doors open
  • 10 am- Introduction and First Panel: Building a Career (Eisenberg, Kaplan, Remis)
  • 11:15 am- Second Panel: TV Today (McKairnes, Jay, Sabatini)
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch Break
  • 2 pm – Roundtable discussions with the panelists
  • 3 pm – Third Panel: Continuing the Discussion  (all panelists)
  • 4 pm – Educational Panel: Writing Your Logline
  • 5 – 6:30 pm – Reception

Click to register!

Script-Com registrants also get access to these major Film-Com events: Kick-Off Reception at Ocean Way Studios  June 13; Financing & Distribution Summit at Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater, June 17; Film/TV Gala at the Frist Center for Visual Arts, June 18; and New Project Expo at NorthStar Studios, June 18-19.

 

Opening reception: “Point of Reference

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN 37228, USA
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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Point of Reference, a student-organized mixed media show exploring definitions of feminist ideals, from May 28 through July 18 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus.

The exhibition’s opening reception on Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Participating are eleven artists – current and former Watkins students and recent alumni from Watkins and MTSU – committed to challenging themselves as feminists through the art they create.

  • Lily Adcock, Watkins, Fine Arts ’15 (painting)
  • Burt Blackwood (video)
  • Peggy Corlew (writer of exhibition manifesto)
  • Ashley Doggett, Watkins, Fine Arts junior (multidisciplinary work)
  • Kelsey Goessman, Watkins, Graphic Design ’15 (multidisciplinary work)
  • Corrina Joyner, Watkins, Fine Arts sophomore (multidisciplinary work)
  • Mika Mollenkopf, MTSU, Fine Arts ‘15 (sculpture)
  • Maxwell Parker (photography)
  • Jill Schumann, Watkins, Photography ‘15 (photography)
  • Sophia Stevenson, Watkins, Fine Arts senior (sculpture)
  • Laura Whitfield, Watkins, Photography ’15 (photography)

Exhibition statement: Feminist ideologies are easily misinterpreted throughout history; our departure will constitute our own point of reference. This exhibition explores the ideals of feminism historically pre-defined. No longer passively accepting all knowledge as truth, we are actively approaching our individual experiences, and have formed a group to create our dialogue with stories untold. The purpose of this group is to learn and share the knowledge and experiences of feminist artists living within the contemporary world.

Point of Reference was organized by Jill Schumann and originally shown in Kent State University’s Main Hall Art Gallery, March 10-April 6.