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 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.

Student Summer Show: “Point of Reference”

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
May 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – July 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

Sophia Stevenson, untitled (fabric slip cast, 2014)

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.

Handmade & Bound exhibition opening: ‘Bound Together’

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
October 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where:
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins Institute, 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

The fifth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–focused on unique and handcrafted book creations with elements of art fair and literary gathering–is presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department and features a gallery exhibition, zine collection, marketplace with dozens of vendors, and demos and hands-on activities.

On Friday, October 2, the festival’s exhibition, Bound Together, will open in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

HBN2014 gallery 4some 9321 WwebFunded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Bound Together will showcase handmade books of poetry and collage work inspired by the many definitions of family. The exhibition is the culmination of a series of summer community workshops led by local book artists, writers and Watkins Community Education with the Looby Community Center, Casa Azafran, FiftyForward Bordeaux, Oasis Center and Catholic Charities Elder Refugees. Participants will follow writing prompts to help them develop their own explanation of family and create artwork for their bound volumes.

On Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Watkins’ main academic building, artists, indie publishers and distributors, and book aficionados will come together to sell, trade and buy handmade and affordable publications, printed matter and book-themed creations at the book arts marketplace. The festival will also feature demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as food trucks.

More info at handmadeboundnashville.com, Handmade & Bound Nashville on Facebook, or by contacting the Watkins Library at 615.277.7427.

Handmade & Bound Festival

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
October 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:
Watkins Institute, Watkins Institute, 2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

The fifth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–focused on unique and handcrafted book creations with elements of art fair and literary gathering–is presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department and features a gallery exhibition, zine collection, marketplace with dozens of vendors, and demos and hands-on activities.

On Friday, October 2, the festival’s exhibition, Bound Together, will open in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Watkins’ main academic building, artists, indie publishers and distributors, and book aficionados will come together to sell, trade and buy handmade and affordable publications, printed matter and book-themed creations at the book arts marketplace. The festival will also feature demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as food trucks.

More info at handmadeboundnashville.com, Handmade & Bound Nashville on Facebook, or by contacting the Watkins Library at 615.277.7427.

WAG’s September show

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by Caroline Davis No Comments
When:
September 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery), Arcade Alley, Nashville, TN 37219, USA

First Saturday Art Crawl show will feature work from Watkins alumni