Photography Alumn Exhibits at renaissance center
Watkins Photography Alumnus, Jennifer Campbell, will be exhibiting in the 3rd Annual Graduate Art Exhibition at the Renaissance Center in Dixon, TN. For more information about the exhibit visit the Renaissance Center’s website by clicking here.
Photography student Max Shuster shows at Cumberland gallery
For the next monthly installment of Art After Hours, Cumberland Gallery features a fund-raiser for the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation. Artists from across Middle Tennessee have created works focusing on the theme of recycling and the environment. A portion of sales will be donated to the foundation and cash donations will be accepted. Art After Hours will be held Thursday, August 6, 5-8PM. The show will continue through August 22.
Artists participating are Andrew Saftel, Ann Wells, Billy Renkl, Carrie McGee, Don Gilbert, Jeff Danley, Jeff Green, Johan Hagaman, Xin Lu, Ron Porter, Kit Reuther, Max Shuster and Dane Carder among others. All works address the issues of conservation of Tennessee’s resources or include re-cycled or previously used materials.
For more information click here.
Max Shuster’s piece Linear (left)
Photography Faculty Caroline Allison organizes an exhibition at zeitgeist gallery
Zeitgeist Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of I Thought Our Worlds were the Same, a project organized by Nashville-based photographer Caroline Allison and architect Nick Dryden. This exhibition brings together a varied group of artists from across the country whose work addresses both the geographic and social landscape of contemporary America.
jamie davis/ nyc
rachel owens/ nyc
matthew lusk/ nyc
ian davis/ nyc
caroline allison/ nashville
hunt clark/ knoxville
anne lindberg/ kansas city
rob lentz/ chicago
kevin bradley/ knoxville
I Thought Our Worlds were the Same references a lyric from a Hank Williams’ song in which he pines for a love who lives in a world of “vows that are broken” as opposed to his which is “honest and true”. Implied in the song is a sense of hope that these two worlds will coalesce in the future. Using that as a framework to think about the current political and economic situation in this country, this exhibition provides a multiplicity of views of “the American experience”. Artists in this exhibition explore common themes of isolation, romance, legacy, and hope and do so using recycled mythologies, invented histories, and reality.
Watkins Professor Joy Mckenzie releases her new book
After the success of her first book Exploring Black & White Photography, Watkins Professor Joy McKenzie has collaborated with Daniel Overturf to create a great teaching tool with their new book Artificial Lighting for Photography, Delmar Learning. This book covers every aspect of using lighting in the studio and presents it with passion and insight. Concepts and equipment are thoroughly explained.
Both books can be found at any major book retailer or online at Amazon.com.
Congratulations Professor Joy McKenzie!
PHotography Guest Lecture Series
|Rocky Horton, assistant professor of art at Lipscomb University, will
discuss his current work of photochemical paintings, in room 405
February 10th at 6:00 pm. Rocky is the second in a series of artists
that the photography department is bringing to Watkins this semester.
Jock Sturges, Internationally known and sometime controversial photographer and mentor to Fine Arts student Camille Jackson, spoke about his new work on January 14th in the Watkins Theater. He also took the time to critique student work one-on-one after his presentation.
Study Abroad ScotlandMay 15 – June 3, 2008
In a collaboration with Southern Illinois University/Carbondale, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offered a short-term study abroad photography class to Scotland. Using Hospitalfield House in Arbroath as a home base, WCAD students intermingled with SIUC students and faculty as we explored the geographic diversity of Scotland through mini-bus trips to the Highlands, the Glens, agricultural areas and villages. This work is a culmination of WCAD student experience to various areas such as a 13th century castle in Dunnottar, a day hike up Glen Clova, Edinburgh, small village ports, a pictish tour, and a three-day excursion to the Orkney Islands. The experience introduced students to the rich traditions and history of the Celtic people as well as other streams of Scottish history. Their travels and experience provided an opportunity to interacted with local residents and students from SIUC.
A separate exhibition is planned to include SIUC student work as well as WCAD work later in this semester. We are planning to offer this opportunity again in May, 2009 and it is open to students in all departments.
Joy McKenzie, Professor
Department of Photography