“Make by Tying Pieces Together” consists of new works by three Watkins students: Parker Aycock, Tristan Higginbotham, and Sandra Ventura-Benitez. This collection of work is a meditation on each artist’s understanding of identity and tradition, requiring a filtering, sifting, and cycling through personal histories to create memorials both purposeful and accidental. Parker Aycock is a BFA candidate in Fine Art. Aycock is of Iranian decent with an expressed interest in issues of cultural Identity. Tristan Higginbotham is also a BFA candidate in Fine Art. A multidisciplinary artist from Nashville, Higginbotham is a co-curator at artist-run space Mild Climate. Sandra Ventura-Benitez is a BFA candidate in Fine Art concentrating in photography. She feeds her art by volunteering with diverse organizations on issues that are central to her practice as a photographer. The show will run from October 7-28 at Watkins’s new gallery space at the Packing Plant, with an opening reception on October 7th from 6-9 PM.