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Watkins College of Art - Commencement 2017

And Away We Go

May 25, 2017

Watkins College of Art celebrated the work and contributions of 49 talented artists in the disciplines of art, film, fine art, graphic design, interior design, and photography at its Commencement on May 20th. President J. Kline began the ceremony by noting that a college degree is an achievement, but having created a body of work … (more)

A Tradition Made New

A Tradition Made New

May 25, 2017

Starting June 5, 2017, in collaboration with The Japan Foundation, the Currey Gallery at Watkins will present Yakishime-Earth Metamorphosis, a traveling exhibition that focuses on the Japanese ceramic technique known as “yakishime.” Firing unglazed wares at high temperatures, yakishime has developed in distinctive directions in Japan, with some of the earliest known wares dating to … (more)

Watkins College of Art - Bob Bernstein

Nashville Entrepreneur Bob Bernstein To Deliver Watkins Commencement Address

May 10, 2017

Ceremony will take place on May 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the college. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Nashville entrepreneur and CEO of Bongo Productions, Bob Bernstein, will address Watkins College of Art’s Class of 2017. The ceremony will take place beneath the tent on Watkins’s campus, beside its new Art Walk. Bernstein has … (more)

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Get A Glimpse

May 5, 2017

At this spring’s​ Glimpse 2017 fête, ​W​atkins introduced​ ​more that 250 ​art lovers and the art-curious to up-and-coming talents whose work ​they would be wise to know about and collect now​. Guests toured and purchased pieces from these emerging masters while also noshing on creative small plates lakeside, listening to The Ukedelics and the vinyl-spinning … (more)

Watkins College of Art

A Room of Their Own

April 12, 2017

Watkins’s new silo studios are poised to become the most creative spaces in Nashville. Although much has been made lately of colleges and universities tearing down their “silos”–spaces that keep disciplines from talking to one another–an important virtue of the silo can be overlooked. Spaces that allow allow artists and thinkers to go inward and … (more)

Watkins College of Art - Student Addy's

The ADDYs Go “MADDY” for Watkins

March 3, 2017

At the student ADDY awards this year, held at Play in Nashville, Watkins made an impression. A big impression. According to Dan Brawner, chair of the graphic design department, “This was our best year to date in terms of number of awards, number of juror’s choice awards, diversity of categories, and number of students juried … (more)

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W. is for Watkins

February 9, 2017

The college undertakes a rebranding and in the process makes a new case for itself. By Ron Wagner Watkins. That’s how students and alumni know it. That’s how Nashville knows it. And, with the completion of a six-month rebranding collaboration with the advertising agency GS&F, that’s how Watkins College of Art, Design & Film now … (more)

Ashley Henry, Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Film School’s Spring 2017 Auditions Set for February 5th

January 27, 2017

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2017 student film projects on Sunday, February 5th, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.  Directors of productions from the BFA and MFA film programs at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films can be made under the … (more)

Anna Jaap

Women of Abstraction

January 6, 2017

Opening January 7, 2017, Tinney Contemporary Gallery in Nashville’s Arts District presents, Women of Abstraction, an exhibition of new work that features Watkins alumna Mildred Jarrett and Watkins trustee Anna Jaap. “The common thread among these artists is their commitment to abstraction,” says the gallery. “Anna Jaap’s new body of work is full of emotion, … (more)

Virtual Reality by Sean Walton

Reel Disruption

November 11, 2016

As virtual reality changes the language of film, where it leaves the filmmaker has become an open question. By Richard Gershman Disruptive art may be a redundant term since arguably all art, in forcing us to look at the world differently, disrupts. But traditionally, when we think about art that disrupts, what we’re really thinking … (more)