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Watkins Scores on the Big Payback Clock May 3

May 2, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Watkins is taking part in The Big Payback, a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Big Payback begins at midnight on Tuesday, … (more)

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Film School’s Spring Projects Screen May 2-5

April 29, 2016

The Film School presents its Spring 2016 final projects from May 2-5 in the Watkins Theater, with more than two dozen narrative and experimental projects from four production classes. The screenings are free, and Q&As with the directors will follow.  Parking is free in the campus lot. Watkins Spring 2016 Student Screenings Monday, May 2, starting at 7 p.m. = Production One, with 11 films P-1 Production … (more)

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BFA Senior Shows Conclude with May 5 Triple

April 19, 2016

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 … (more)

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Interior Design Seniors Stage May 13 Showcase

April 15, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA senior thesis exhibition from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates Thera Barnes, Laura Chytrowsky, Darissa Schilli on Friday, May 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Fine Art/Photography exhibit node. The exhibition with reception (free and open the public) showcases … (more)

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Graphic Design Seniors Do The WORK in May 5 Showcase

April 13, 2016

Watkins’ Graphic Design majors Chris Davidson, Lacy Frazier, and Sam Woolson will be in the spotlight for their senior exhibition WORK on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The senior show, on display one night only in the lakeside Cecy Reed Student Center, will coincide with the opening of the final Fine Art and Photography … (more)

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Alumnae Showcase Healing Arts in May 7 show at Watkins Arcade Gallery

April 12, 2016

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final… Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness.  Give me your hand. –Rainer Maria Rilke Watkins presents Let Everything Happen, with work by artists of Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI), at its downtown gallery … (more)

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Student Sale of Original Art Work Returns April 28

April 12, 2016

Watkins’ popular yArt Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the #400 hallway, between the Currey Gallery and the Cecy Reed Student Center. The sale will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. Proceeds benefit participating student … (more)

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Make the ‘Scene in Green’ at The pARTy 2016!

April 11, 2016

  Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host the school’s annual fundraising event, The pARTy: A Scene in Green, on Saturday, April 23, with the 2016 edition returning to the Watkins campus. The pARTy, which celebrates the creative in Watkins students and the Nashville community, includes a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and dinner … (more)


Watkins “Best Of” Showcase Screens Seven April 16 at Nashville Film Festival

April 10, 2016

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a lineup of short narratives … (more)


Callie Khouri To Deliver Watkins Commencement Address at May 14 Ceremonies

April 10, 2016

Callie Khouri, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Thelma and Louise and creator/executive producer of the hit television series Nashville, will be the keynote speaker for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s 2016 Commencement on Saturday, May 14. The graduation ceremonies will be held on the Watkins campus, beginning at 10 a.m., and the public is invited. Ms. … (more)