Described as a powerful and important film by Orlando Weekly, Dare Not Walk Alone uncovers the untold story of the crisis in America’s Oldest City that broke a congressional stalemate and led to the signing of the Civil Right Act of 1964. With rarely seen news footage and revealing interviews, Dare Not Walk Alone tells of the St. Augustine movement that led to this historic legislation.…more
Aisha Cousins is a Brooklyn based mixed media artist. Her current project, DivaDutch, is a series of site specific, participatory public performances executed in predominantly black environments including Bedford-Stuyvesant, (Brooklyn), Brixton(London), and Paris.
In 2008, Aisha performed Diva Dutch at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and she is slated to perform it this year at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.…more
Watkins College will host College Goal Sunday on Sunday, February 22 from 2-4pm. College Goal Sunday is a non-profit program that provides free information and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and families applying for financial assistance for higher education are encouraged to attend. For more details, visit the official website at : www.collegegoalsundayTN.org.…more
Watkins Alumni Patricia Jordan, Reesha Leone and Jaime Raybin will join other members of the Plate Tone Printshop in an exhibit opening Friday, February 6 from 5-7pm at the Centennial Art Center in Nashville. This exhibit will run through March 27.
Fine Arts Professor Ron Lambert will exhibit his photography and sculpture in the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt. This exhibit opens with a Gallery Talk and reception on Thursday, February 5, from 5-6:30pm.
For more information about this exhibit or directions to the event, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattgallery. For more information about happenings in the Watkins Fine Art Department, visit http://watkins.edu/current-students/academic-programs/fine-art.
The public is invited to an opening reception for the Brownlee O. Currey Student Exhibition at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film THIS Friday, February 6 from 6-8pm. This exhibit will run through February 27. This exhibition features a juried selection of student work from the fine art, design and film programs. Guest jurors are Patrick DeGuira and Bryce McCloud. Gallery hours are M-F 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 2-4pm.
They met as students at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, Tennessee. Jaime Raybin, Jenny Luckett, Mahlea Jones, Janet Heilbronn, Iwonka Waskowski and Quinn Dukes sensed a connection between their artwork. Sharing a similar artistic language and a curiosity of materials, all were interested in making work with personal resonance in a conceptual manner. Soon after these creative relationships were apparent, the six came together to create the art group, Off the Wall.…more
Watkins Alumnus Brian Hallett (Film-Directing '08), along with Laura Faber and Ken Smith of Fox-17 Nashville, recently won a Regional Emmy in the Continuing Coverage category for their news feature "Service & Sacrifice." This is Hallett's second nomination and first win. He graduated with a BFA in Film/Directing from Watkins last spring, after putting himself through film school while working as a videographer for Fox 17.…more