On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Watkins will present the third edition of Glimpse, the newest must-attend event on Nashville’s social calendar. Formerly known as the pARTy, Glimpse reimagines this spring tradition by focusing on what Watkins does best: introducing art lovers and the art-curious to up-and-coming talents whose work they would be wise to know and collect now. Every year, Glimpse artists are chosen prior to the event and their identities and curated works are unveiled and for sale during the one-night-only affair. Past Glimpse artists have shown nationally and regionally, as well as received awards within the disciplinary fields Watkins represents (film, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior design, and photography).
This year, Glimpse will adopt the theme of Andy Warhol, focusing on his Factory aesthetic and pop exuberance. In addition to high-end, creative small plates, there will be multiple bar stations, interactive installations and funky art games, and a silent auction, not to mention the sale of work by the selected Glimpse artists.
Watkins’s annual fundraiser, Glimpse celebrates the vitality and vital purpose of creative life in America’s “It” City and the culture at large. “The creative economy is driven by the creators,” says President J. Kline, “and we are grateful to those who support Glimpse because that support launches the innovators who in turn elevate our shared society.”
Glimpse begins lakeside at 6 PM at Watkins College of Art (2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228). Tickets are $150 and may be purchased online at https://www.watkins.edu/glimpse, or by contacting Lydia Shoup at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.277.7400.
The college thanks its generous sponsors — Neal & Harwell, PLC; Piedmont Natural Gas; Shaub Construction Company; Beth Scott Clayton Amos, LUTCF, CLTC, Insurance and Financial Services; HCA TriStar Health; Arts at the Airport; Hostettler Realty; Market Basket; The Belle Meade Shoppes; and Pinnacle Financial Partners — as well as its host committee: Glimpse Chairs Brooke Hawkins and Kristin Laine, as well as Collins Smith and Matt Reasor, Alison Burlage, Memree and Rich Roberts, Laura and Lance Carney, Pat and Marc Hollander, Ann Ripley, Lisa Toporek, Brooke and Will Hawkins, and Kristin and Alex Laine.