Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Image: Electronic Sound Bath
     

  • L: Nora Jane Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
     

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

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advising logo Academic Advising provides individual guidance in course selection, schedule planning, and graduation checks prior to registration each semester. Academic Advising complements Academic Mentoring. Together, these programs comprise Advising at Otis.

 
 

 

 

Department (or Major) advisers provide individual guidance in program of study-specific course selection, scheduling, and graduation checks as needed prior to registration each semester. To learn about advising within the Foundation (first-year) Program or your department, visit or contact the department office.


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As Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom is available in Ahmanson Hall, 2nd floor, Room 204C in the One-Stop to assist you in planning your schedule and preparing for Registration each semester. Carrie can be reached at cmalcom@otis.edu or (310) 846-2550.

Students may also request appointments with Carrie through the online Insight appointment scheduling software.

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Major (Department) Advisers can be reached at:

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Linda Pollari (310) 665-6867

Artists, Community and Teaching (A. C. T.)*  Michele Jaquis (310) 846-2632

Communication Arts Tanya Rubbak (310) 665-6840

Digital Media Harry Mott / Kathleen Milnes (310) 665-6987

Fashion Design Connie Martinez (310) 665-6875

Fine Arts Michelle Andrade (310) 846-2560

Foundation Program Joanne Mitchell (310) 665-6900

Creative Action: Integrated Learning * Allison Knight (310) 846-2586

Liberal Arts and Science Marnie Farmer (310) 846-2588

Interdisciplinary Studies (Minors) * Michele Jaquis (310) 846-2632

Product Design Michael Kollins (310) 846-2573

Toy Design Deborah Ryan (310) 665-6985

*Advising for A.C.T., Interdisciplinary Studies, and Creative Action: Integrated Learning is offered by those offices, in addition to department advising.

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