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Read up on ‘Marginal Texts’ by Micah Mathewson and Hayley Vanhoy at WAG November 7

October 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Marginal Texts, an exhibition of paintings, performance and poetry by Watkins Fine Art students Micah Mathewson and Hayley Vanhoy, at its downtown gallery WAG during the November 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. A junior from Sarasota, Florida, Mathewson will offer abstract paintings “with extra … (more)


Tournées Film Festival Debuts at Watkins October 15

October 5, 2015

Watkins has been selected as a participant in the 20th edition of Tournées Film Festival, offering a wide variety of films, from the popular to the experimental, that represent the best of French cinema distributed in the U.S. A showcase of established and emerging talents, the Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, … (more)

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Make A Note for Fifth Annual Handmade & Bound on Oct. 2-3

September 27, 2015

The fifth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print, paper and book, will unfold Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3, at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The free, family-friendly event–focused on unique and handcrafted book creations with elements of art fair and literary gathering–is presented by the Watkins Library … (more)

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‘Beyond Classification’ Concludes September 24 with Co-curator Greg Pond

September 24, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is pleased to bring to Nashville the group exhibition Beyond Classification, featuring contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, September 3-24 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. Curated by Dr. Nagla Samir of the American University in Cairo, in collaboration with Greg Pond, … (more)

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WAG Welcomes McLean Fahnestock and Robert Scobey to October 3 Show

September 15, 2015

WAG presents Missed Call by McLean Fahnestock and Robert Scobey, adjunct faculty in the Department of Fine Art at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, during the October 3 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Fahnestock’s work includes an interactive sculptural sound installation, utilizing cast seashells as vessels for sound, that considers how a new … (more)

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Megan Hardgrave Named Director of Community Education Department

September 15, 2015

Watkins is pleased to welcome Megan Hardgrave as director of community education, it was announced by Hilrie Brown, vice president of institutional advancement. “Megan brings a keen understanding of community arts education and the administrative duties that are important in running our growing programs at Watkins,” said Brown. “Under her leadership, we look forward to … (more)

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Alumnus Matt Christy Returns September 5 to WAG

September 3, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will welcome alumnus Matt Christy back to Nashville by presenting an exhibition of paintings from his series Always Never Now during the September 5 show in its downtown gallery WAG. Christy earned his BFA in Fine Art from Watkins and was recently awarded an MFA from the University of … (more)

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Lights, Camera, Auditions! Film School’s Casting Call is September 12

August 30, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student film projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages; union and non-union welcome (because student films … (more)

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Nashville Japanese Film Festival Returns to Watkins Aug. 28-30 with 7-Film Lineup

August 25, 2015

From horror to anime to documentaries, Japanese film is known for its inventive storylines and beautiful cinematography, and the second annual Nashville Japanese Film Festival (NJaFF), running August 28-30 at Watkins, will indeed showcase a wide range of Japanese storytelling. The seven offerings (all with English subtitles) range from a documentary on the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki to … (more)

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Watkins Graphic Design and Hatch Show Print Count to ‘130’

August 24, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a closing night reception for 130, an exhibit celebrating Watkins 130th anniversary through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print, on Thursday, August 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 130, which opens August 7 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. … (more)