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Spring BFA Thesis Series Continues with ‘Objects to Burn’ on April 23

March 30, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Spring 2015 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions continue with Objects to Burn, featuring work from Heather Barrie, Jill Schumann and Robin Sinnett. Third in a four-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography, Objects to Burn opens Thursday, April 23, with a reception from 5:30 … (more)

(photo: Tyler Blankenship)

Commencement To Feature Noted Arts Executive Karen P. Moynahan on May 16

March 27, 2015

Karen P. Moynahan, one of the nation’s most accomplished arts executives in higher education, will be the keynote speaker for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s 2015 Commencement on Saturday, May 16. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 Fifth Avenue North, at 2 p.m., and the public is … (more)

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‘Watkins on Paper’ YART Sale Unfolds April 29

March 27, 2015

Watkins’ popular YART Sale of original, affordable artwork by students returns on Wednesday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cecy Reed Student Center. “Watkins on Paper” will focus on original drawings, prints, collages, photographs and design work, priced at $50 and under. All proceeds will benefit participating student artists and the student government association. Cash, … (more)

Kevin Dietz (c) with jurors Martin Shofner and Walter Crouch

Kevin Dietz Draws Swaney Prize 2015

March 26, 2015

Fine Art major Kevin Dietz, a sophomore from Memphis, was awarded the 2015 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 12. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs … (more)

(Morgan Higby-Flowers)

WAG Does Time at April 4th Downtown Art Crawl

March 13, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present “The Video Show,” an exhibition of video work by current Watkins students, at its downtown gallery WAG during the April 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. WAG–an acronym for Watkins Arcade Gallery–is located in suite 77 upstairs in the historic Arcade and is open the first … (more)


Film School Partners with Nashville Film Festival for ‘Best Of’ Showcase April 17

March 12, 2015

In conjunction with the 46th annual Nashville Film Festival, the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a free screening of the past year’s most outstanding productions on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Cinemas, Green Hills Stadium 16. “The Watkins Student Film Showcase” will offer a … (more)

Kayla Saito, still from "Waiting to Show"

Watkins Kicks Off BFA Thesis Exhibition Series March 26

March 11, 2015

First of four group shows features Elizabeth Courtney, Cassey Honeycutt, Kayla Saito and Luke Weir   Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a four-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. First up is work from four students–Elizabeth Courtney, Cassey Honeycutt, Kayla Saito and … (more)

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February 24, 2015

Watkins Continues Visiting Artists Series on APRIL 16 with Preeminent Contemporary Artist/Writer Martha Rosler   The artist and writer Martha Rosler–one of the leading figures in contemporary art during a four-decade career–will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, April 16 as part of the Watkins Visiting Artists Series. Please note: April 16 is … (more)

Watkins Has “Designs on You” for The pARTy 2015!

February 23, 2015

        Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host The pARTy, the school’s annual fundraising event, on Saturday, April 25, with the 2015 edition returning to the striking contemporary art space OZ Arts Nashville. Leading the planning are event chairs Cathy Holland and Kandace Wigington. The pARTy, which celebrates the creative in … (more)