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  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    I AM THE CITY

    Design Week
    June 21-27, 2015

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC www.field-experiments.com

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

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Bas Jan Ader

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In 1975 at the age of 33, in a boat somewhere off the coast of Cape Cod, Bas Jan Ader ('65) died, or disappeared. Attempting to challenge the boundaries between art and life, Ader was crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a 13-foot sail boat as part of The Search for the Miraculous, a multi-part work.

Born in Holland in 1942, Ader settled in Los Angeles in 1963 after sailing across the ocean from Morocco. Throughout his brief career, he experimented with film, photography, installation, and performance, often using himself as the main subject or actor. He saw art and life as literal as well as metaphorical journeys, and made art as part of a search for answers. His work has influenced and inspired successive generations of artists who see art not only as a journey, but also as a process of discovery. As Ader once wrote, "The sea, the land - the artist has with great sadness known they too will be no more."

http://www.basjanader.com/