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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 Many-Faced Muse

Once Annalyse Moncrief and Jazmin Lara decided to collaborate, the inspirations for their piece multiplied and collided.

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The Many-Faced Muse

Once Annalyse Moncrief and Jazmin Lara decided to collaborate, the inspirations for their piece multiplied and collided.

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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
Hatch, Nashville.

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. 
Bells Bend Park
Bells Bend Park
Filmmaker Quinton Hickman heads here in Nashville to help him hone his "aesthetic of the sublime."
The Cumberland River Greenway
The Cumberland River Greenway
Photographer Sam Angel introduces us to her favorite place in Nashville: a biking trail of golden light and industrial charm.
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.
Parks/Nature
The color green has been shown to improve creativity. We give you the best spots to refresh your focus.
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