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

May 3, 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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BFA Senior Shows Conclude with May 5 Triple

May 3, 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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BFA Senior Shows from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson Open April 21 In Currey Gallery

April 8, 2016

Watkins’ BFA Thesis Exhibitions continue with a triple offering from Lily Adcock, Upreyl Mitchell and Sophia Alana Stevenson, the fourth in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – Adcock’s Inhabit, Mitchell’s ‘cuz they ain’t make ‘em like you and Stevenson’s high-gloss – will open in … (more)

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Next Stop in Watkins’ BFA Series Is April 7 Triple Opening

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film continues its BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016 with a triple offering from david onri anderson, Andrew Cox, and Christopher Strachan, the third in a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. The senior thesis projects – anderson’s What’s In My Soup?, Cox’s … (more)

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Joseph Newsome Debuts BFA Show “Cope” on April 7

April 4, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film’s Spring 2016 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition series continues with a solo show opening Thursday, April 7, by BFA in Photography degree candidate Joseph Newsome: Cope, a fractal memory installation confronting childhood sexual abuse. The second installment of five shows from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine … (more)

Stix by artist Christian Moeller

Christian Moeller Picks Up “Stix” in April 11 Lecture

April 2, 2016

Artist Christian Moeller, whose large-scale, site-specific works are found around the globe, will speak at Watkins on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the celebration of Stix, the Metro Arts-commissioned project located downtown at the Korean Veterans Boulevard Roundabout. Mr. Moeller will offer a free presentation in the Watkins Theater about the … (more)

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Corrina Joyner and Jessica Clay Team to ‘Dream A Reality’ at WAG’s April 2 Crawl

March 31, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Dream A Reality, a multi-media exhibition by Watkins Fine Art junior Corrina Joyner and alumna Jessica Clay investigating the transformable space of the downtown Nashville convention center, at its downtown gallery WAG during the April 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Through a series of dérive-style walks … (more)

Mackenzie Maroney

Spring 2016 BFA Series Kicks Off with Mackenzie Maroney and Cassi Wright

March 6, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016, a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. First up is work from Photography major Mackenzie Maroney and Fine Art major Cassi Wright. Opening Thursday, March 24, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Maroney’s … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Sculptor Steve Tobin February 18

February 10, 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)

Sandra Ventura-Benitez

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 Christopher M. 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 … (more)