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Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Risk-takers

As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession.

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The Risk-takers
As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession. See More

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pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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Implements.

The must-have tools of the creative

Ashley Obel uses an eraser at Watkins College of Art
Eraser

Mod Podge used by Angel Iwanowski at Watkins College of Art
Mod Podge

Micropen used by Gilberto Acosta at Watkins
Micropens

Inkpen used by Abraham Lara at Watkins
Inkpen
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
Music Lover, Watkins College of Art

Music Lover

It's called "Music City" for a reason. And Nashville is way more than country music. Wander through the arena spaces and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Belcourt Theatre
Belcourt Theatre
If film is more your thing, check out the recently remodeled Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village. Opened in 1925 as the Hillsboro Theatre, the space even hosted the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s.
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture
Culture
Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
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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