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Joseph Newsome Debuts BFA Show “Cope” on April 2

February 11, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Spring 2016 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition series continues with a solo show opening Saturday, April 2, by BFA in Photography degree candidate Joseph Newsome: Cope, a fractal memory installation confronting childhood sexual abuse. The second installment of five from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art … (more)

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Alumni Filmmakers Tell “Hear Me Now” Story in Bullying Documentary

February 11, 2016

It’s always good to come home! Watkins welcomed Film School alumni Bill Cornelius (’05) and Zac Adams (’00) to the Watkins Theater for a special screening of Hear Me Now, a documentary about school bullying. The 52-minute film is the culmination of a five-year project by writer/director/producer Cornelius through his company Halangarde Pictures; co-producers were … (more)

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Photography Fills ‘Unspent Space’ in March 5 WAG Show

February 8, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Unspent Space, an exhibition of traditional analogue photography by six Watkins students, at its downtown gallery WAG during the March 5 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Watkins talent can also be seen March 5 at Wedgewood-Houston crawl — David Hellams’ show info below Work will … (more)

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Winners Announced for Currey Show 2016

February 4, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Currey Juried Student Show! Roughly 100 pieces were submitted, with 26 pieces chosen by Chris Lavery, art professor at Murray State University.     ANNY GOWA PURCHASE AWARD Sandra Ventura-Benitez Portrait, ink jet print 1ST PLACE Mali Hamilton Untitled (Vase), mixed media 2ND PLACE Micah Mathewson Slow Show, … (more)

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NEW DATE: Tennessee Craft’s Maker Forum Set for March 19-20 at Watkins

February 4, 2016

Note that this is a rescheduled date (the workshop originally announced for January 23-24 was snowed out). For questions about existing registrations, contact [email protected] On March 19-20, Tennessee Craft will present their 2016 Annual Weekend Workshop, entitled “Make Your Art, Then Make It Work: A Maker Forum for Sharpening Your Business Skills.” Hosted and co-sponsored by Watkins, the weekend events will include expert … (more)

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Film School’s Spring 2016 Auditions Set for February 6

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2016 student film projects on Saturday, February 6, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately a dozen productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made … (more)

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WAG Counts Joseph Newsome’s ‘Calhoun’ in February 6 show

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Calhoun, an exhibition of photography by Watkins senior Joseph Newsome, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. In Calhoun, Newsome uses photographs to investigate the small north Florida county where he was raised. With uncovered … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Sculptor Steve Tobin February 18

January 30, 2016

World-renowned sculptor Steve Tobin, who explores natural forms through monumental works in glass, bronze, steel and clay, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series. The artist talk, titled “Steve Tobin: Natural World,” will detail his creative process … (more)

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Dan Brawner Tapped for ‘Special’ Recognition

January 29, 2016

Work by Department of Graphic Design chair Dan Brawner has been selected for a new book arts collection at Vanderbilt spotlighting Southern artists. Two sketchbooks and three limited edition books reflecting on Brawner’s life in Nashville and his annual road trips to Central Mexico are now included in VU’s Special Collections and University Archives of rare books, manuscripts, … (more)

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Family Appreciation Day Feb. 20, 2016

January 27, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film invites you to take part in Family Appreciation Day 2016! This is a chance for parents and family of students to see all the hard work their students have been doing over the past year and get to know the Watkins Family!  Events will include: Welcome from the President … (more)