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May
5
Thu
BFA Senior Shows: Mali Hamilton, Aaron Harper and Rebecca Lindley @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Mali Hamilton

Watkins concludes its BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016 with a triple offering from Mali Hamilton, Aaron Harper and Rebecca Lindley, the last in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – Hamilton’s Domestic Oblivion, Harper’s Garden Relay and Lindley’s Hiraeth – will open in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on Thursday, May 5, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and remain on display through May 15.

Rebecca Lindley

Rebecca Lindley

Graphic Design Senior Show: WORK @ Watkins boardwalk
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
7
Sat
WAG’s May show: “Let Everything Happen” @ WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charles Gene Robinson, "Torn Up Book"

Charles Gene Robinson, “Torn Up Book”

Let Everything Happen
featuring painting, drawing and sculpture by the artists of Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI)

Curated by Watkins alumnae Sharon Stewart and Sharyn Bachleda, the multi-media exhibition offers pieces that give visual language to the often unspeakable experiences of the inner human landscape.

HAPI (healingartsprojectinc.org) is a Tennessee 501c3 whose mission is to provide “an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors…promoting understanding, acceptance, and success.”

Stewart and Bachleda, both 2015 graduates, are HAPI art instructors at the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association. The works on display have been selected from those submitted by Nashville-based HAPI artists at TMHCA, Park Center South, and Centerstone’s ReConnect Peer Support Center.

May
13
Fri
Presidential Inauguration
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Reception: Interior Design Senior Shows @ Watkins Exhibit Node (near Photography wing)
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Watkins presents the BFA senior thesis exhibition from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Arts degree candidates  (l to r) Darissa Schilli, Laura Chytrowsky and Thera Barnes.

The evening reception, free and open the public, showcases thesis projects with aspects of residential, commercial, lighting/furniture and sustainable design.

May
14
Sat
Commencement 2016 @ Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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Watkins’ graduation ceremonies, held this year on campus on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m., are open to the public. After a welcome from President J. Kline, the Commencement address will be given by Callie Khouri, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Thelma and Louise and creator/executive producer of the hit television series Nashville. Vice President for Academic Affairs Joy McKenzie will then present the BFA and BA  candidates in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, and Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr., chair of the Watkins Board of Trustees, will confer the degrees.

A reception will follow immediately.

Jul
21
Thu
Closing reception: Co. H summer show @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
29
Fri
Pre-College Program exhibition & reception @ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One Night Only! Department of Community Education presents Pre-College Program Exhibition, featuring work by Pre-College Program students, in drawing & painting, film, and graphic design tracks

 

Aug
26
Fri
Nashville Japanese Film Festival (Day 1) @ Watkins Theater
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nashville Japanese Film Festival (Day 1) @ Watkins Theater  | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

The 3rd Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival will be held August 26-28 in the theater at Nashville’s Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

A full film schedule will be released in the near future and additional festival information can be found online at www.NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

About the Nashville Japanese Film Festival

Established in 2014, the mission of NJaFF is to celebrate all aspects of Japanese culture, as experienced through the medium of film and the expression of Japanese filmmakers.

From classic to contemporary, anime to documentary, the event promises a three-day celebration of fun, education, and entertainment highlighting the rich scope, popularity, and cultural impact of Japanese cinema.

 

Aug
27
Sat
Nashville Japanese Film Festival (Day 2) @ Watkins Theater
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Nashville Japanese Film Festival (Day 2) @ Watkins Theater  | Nashville | Tennessee | United States

The 3rd Annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival will be held August 26-28 in the theater at Nashville’s Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

A full film schedule will be released in the near future and additional festival information can be found online at www.NashvilleJapaneseFilmFestival.org.

About the Nashville Japanese Film Festival

Established in 2014, the mission of NJaFF is to celebrate all aspects of Japanese culture, as experienced through the medium of film and the expression of Japanese filmmakers.

From classic to contemporary, anime to documentary, the event promises a three-day celebration of fun, education, and entertainment highlighting the rich scope, popularity, and cultural impact of Japanese cinema.