HerStory Institute Summer Cinema Series: The HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films in the Watkins Theater beginning in May 2014. This partnership between Community Education and Her Point of View, an international arts and entertainment festival supporting the creative work of women, will deliver thought provoking and entertaining films that highlight the writing, producing, directing, cinematography, production design and editing in films created by women. The series will screen a range of features, shorts and documentary films including but not limited to independent and foreign films, classics, and festival favorites. In addition, the HerStory Institute will deliver monthly panels and/or workshops for film aficionados who desire a deeper understanding of the art and craft of film. Stay tuned!
5pm & 7pm
Homebound is the story of Richard Lynn, a successful young man who returns to his small hometown, El Campo, Texas. He has to help his father Gilberto who’s ill with cancer, run the family business, a dilapidated bar. Richard Lynn, accidentally falls in love for the first time with Sofia, a Venezuelan immigrant. As Richard Lynn befriends Sofia’s son, and is reminded of the friendships and culture of his hometown, he learns more about his father’s illness, the truth about his mother’s passing and their plans for him when he inherits it all. His secret desire to burn down the bar, which he blames for his mother’s death, surfaces as he questions everything, his past, his future, and his understanding of family. The film is heartwarming, with inspiring performances, unexpected twists and a passionate ending that will delight audiences around the world.
July 26: Redemption Trail
August 2: The Milky Way
August 9: It Felt Like Love
August 16: Bringing It Home; The Carbon Rush
August 23: Justice for Sale; Pushing the Elephant
Handmade & Bound Nashville is a festival celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, mini-comics and prints. This is an event for publishers and artists (as well as zine distros) to come together to sell and/or trade their handmade and affordable publications and creations. Admission is free and open for all ages.
Make sure to check out the Handmade & Bound Nashville blog and Facebook page to stay updated on all festival news! Handmade & Bound Volume 4 will be held October 4, 2014. The Brownlee O. Curry, Jr. Gallery space will feature local artists’ poems, prints and art books as well as books created through Poetry & Printmaking, a series of partnership workshops between Watkins Community Education and local community organizations. For more information on how to get involved with these workshops please email [email protected]
Poetry & Printmaking is funded in part by a MetroArts ArtsAccess Grant. Handmade & Bound is hosted by Watkins Community Education and the Watkins Library and is funded in part by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Our teacher programs provide professional development opportunities for K-12 art educators to engage in hands-on artmaking activities and develop strategies for incorporating thematic and contemporary art-driven ideas, projects, and techniques into curricula. These programs are a chance for educators to rejuvenate their creative juices in a community of peers while developing new art skills for themselves and ideas for the classroom.
Carving and Clay: Exploring the Work of William Edmondson and Friends
Friday, November 7
9:00am – 4:00pm
Teaching Artist: Jammie Williams
$15 for Cheekwood Members, $20 for non-members
To register please visit Cheekwood’s website.
Cheekwood and Watkins have partnered to offer a workshop that will introduce educators to William Edmondson & his unique sculptural techniques. The morning session will take place at Cheekwood, with a gallery tour of William Edmondson and Friends, featuring works created by William Edmondson, Olen Bryant, Alan Lequire, Greg Ridley and many more. In the afternoon, educators will travel to Watkins. Utilizing clay, wax, crea-stone, and a variety of carving tools, educators will create their own sculptures with local artist, Jammie Williams.
“Thank you for all that you have provided! I love these opportunities at Watkins. I always feel so welcomed and warm, and the programs are always really wonderful.”
“Interactive, fun, thought-provoking!”
“Very applicable to my classroom and school. Very inspirational!”
“Love this program! Very well done — cannot wait to attend again.”
Interested in volunteering with Watkins Community Education? Contact us at [email protected] for more information!
There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor a young artist in one of our camps or workshops. Download our Sponsorship Packet to help a creative child!