BFA Graphic Design Senior Show @ Houston Station
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA Graphic Design Senior Show Step Right Up, featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Sarah Abell, Mark Fentriss, Aaron Johnson, Janey Nachampsak, Rex Runyeon, Sara Strese and Kelsey Ullrich, on Thursday, December 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Houston Station.
The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is free and open to the public, will introduce the seven graduating seniors to the community as graphic designers and illustrators through print and web projects in advertising, package design, branding, logos, illustration and multimedia.
Historic Houston Station is located at 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203 (off Chestnut Street, near the Adventure Science Center).
Step Right Up is supported in part by Joyner & Hogan, Athens Paper, Southern Events and Houston Station.
Watkins Graphic Design students and alumni are consistently among the most honored in the country through their submissions to regional, national and international advertising design competitions, particularly in the student and professional categories of the ADDY Awards (hosted by the American Advertising Federation). At the 2012 Nashville Student ADDYs, Watkins won more top-level awards than any other school competing, claiming nine Golds (two more than last year) and two (of the four) Judges’ Choice Awards. Seventy percent of Watkins students who entered received awards, and 17 pieces, including eight Silver award winners, advanced to the district competition.
Watkins students continue to blanket Nashville and the region with their intelligence, visual wit and creativity through unique opportunities with several beloved Nashville community events. In the past year, their talents have been chosen to promote signature happenings such as the American Artisan Festival, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville Sister Cities Program, Nashville Symphony and Nashville Opera performances, and Murfreesboro’s JazzFest, among others.