Restless and Sophisticated, Matt Christy, Watkins College
Restless and Sophisticated

Matt Christy’s recent show drew praise for the artist who, according to his former professor, is fulfilling what good painting is.

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Seek.

Katherine Hansen

“Fully realized and flawless” is Katherine Hansen’s standard for her work; but that aesthetic plays another role, as well. 

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Monday Motivation.
Wisdom from those who've been there.

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.

Overheard.

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Overheard at Watkins

Fine Art Chair Kristi Hargrove debuts a solo show at nearby Vanderbilt University and its Space 204 Gallery. The show, Don’t Slam the Door, “merges aspects of daily experiences, of physical and sensory relationships, with a self-effacing reflection on being an embodied human in this world,” writes the artist.

Hargrove has been teaching at the collegiate level for more than 20 years. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art. With an interest in philosophy and literature, Hargrove’s work considers the physical and psychological places of seepage—between language, bodies, and relationships. She is a founding member of the artist collective Coop, a curatorial group made up of artists, curators, thinkers, and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art. Her work has been shown in numerous juried shows and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally.

There will be a closing reception of the show on August 29, from 4-6 p.m.

Overheard at Watkins

Have a question about our admissions process? Speak to one of our artists in Admissions; their experience as practicing artists can make the difference in reliable guidance as you contemplate your creative future. Their bios can be found here:

watkins.edu/admissions/how…

Overheard at Watkins

As her capstone project, interior design student Renee Johnson conceived and designed a space that guides visitors in search of their ancestry, then helps to inspire crafting pieces in their homes that reflect those discoveries. Our latest Open Studio:

https://vimeo.com/343313547

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Archaeologist

Unearthing unseen connections between the urban landscape and the human one is Jessica Clay’s artistic obsession.

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The Archaeologist
Unearthing unseen connections between the urban landscape and the human one is Jessica Clay’s artistic obsession. Read More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

Eye Opening

Designed by two artists, Watkins’s MFA in Visual Arts is allowing working men and women to discover, or rediscover, their callings as creatives.

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Eye Opening

Designed by two artists, Watkins’s MFA in Visual Arts is allowing working men and women to discover, or rediscover, their callings as creatives.

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Open Studio: Renee Johnson, Interior Designer
Open Studio: Renee Johnson, Interior Designer

Look at Commencement
A Look at Commencement

Lucas Hames, Watkins College of Art Filmmaker
Open Studio: Lucas Hames, Filmmaker

Watkins 1885 Campaign
The 1885 Scholarship Campaign
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
Radnor Lake, Tennessee

Parks/Nature

The color green has been shown to improve creativity. We give you the best spots to refresh your focus.
Ladies Wine and Design
Ladies, Wine & Design
Ladies, Wine & Design is a monthly gathering for professional women in design who seek connection, support, and engagement.
Bells Bend Park
Bells Bend Park
Filmmaker Quinton Hickman heads here in Nashville to help him hone his "aesthetic of the sublime."
Art Student
There will be times when you need to resupply your toolkit and times when you'll want to be inspired by the works of others. We have both covered. 
Insider
Sometimes, it takes a while to know a city. With our list, you don't have to wait. These are the cool places to have on your checklist.
Tourist
When parents and friends are in town, you may want to play the tourist (and that's fine!). Fortunately, Nashville delivers even when there's a crowd.
Foodie
One reason Nashville has become the "It" City is its culinary excellence. We walk you through the high-end eateries and the cheap eats that feel just as decadent.
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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Braving the Greys

Cole Bankston wasn’t prepared for the complexity of an artwork that explored abuse, murder, and capital punishment. But that complexity created the artist in him.

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Braving the Greys
Cole Bankston wasn’t prepared for the complexity of an artwork that explored abuse, murder, and capital punishment. But that complexity created the artist in him. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Artist and Teacher Tyler Jacobsen Passes Away

His family launches a generous scholarship fund to support emerging artists.

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Artist and Teacher Tyler Jacobsen Passes Away

His family launches a generous scholarship fund to support emerging artists.

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Delineate 2.0, Watkins College of Art, Illustration Olivia Fortune
Delineate 2.0

Join us for the July Art Crawl as we showcase juried work from the award-winning Watkins illustration program.

Watkins's MFA program director, Jodi Hays, presents new work in a solo show
Jodi Hays: Tend

Watkins’s MFA program director, Jodi Hays, presents new work in a solo show, Tend, at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville.

National Portfolio Day at Watkins College of Art
National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day is an interactive educational event for artists held regularly at host colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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