Otis has a new web site that we hope you agree is beautiful as well as improved in navigation. We have added links to Otis Facebook and Linked-In groups, so join in. Cruise around the site and check back for changing content, especially in the News and Calendar sections under “Quick Links” Included in this issue is a 2008 round-up of Class Notes from summer and fall alumni activities – you were busy! As always you can access past newsletters at www.otis.edu/alumni. Keep the news and images coming…
I am glad to join another alum in leaving an 'Otis' mark in Disneyland. Currently I am the art director on the second Tinkerbelle movie called 'Tinkerbelle and the Lost Treasure" that is scheduled to be released next year. And the teapot house was designed by me for the movie. The teapot house built at Disneyland now is at the 'meet and greet' in the area of 'Pixie Hallow'. This is just beginning. They will eventually build a ride based on Tinkerbelle movies, and my other designs from the movie will be an important part of the theme park experience.Thank you.
Ellen Jin Over
Editor’s Note: Ellen is referring to John Hench (’28) who designed “Space Mountain” and other attractions at Disneyland.
OTIS is pleased to partner with The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) and Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) to reinvent an original happening orchestrated by Otis Alum Joe Potts ('77 MFA Fine Arts) in 1977. OTIS will host a live 24-hour performance extravaganza broadcast real-time via the internet. The audience can view the spectacle live from the comfort of its own homes or drop by the OTIS Screening Room for a sneak peek. Performers are a cross section of professional Los Angeles based artists involved with LAFMS and SASSAS, OTIS faculty, students, and staff. Instead of raising money, this telethon is about spending time, artistic experimentation, and broadband expression.
Jury Show and Fashion Alumni Reception
Tentative Date: Thursday, April 9, 3:30, 3:30 pm
California Market Center Auditorium
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Two Current Exhibitions Feature Legendary Otis Faculty
Bentley Schaad, Still Life of Oranges with Black Leaves, 1957, Oil on canvas
Leonard Edmondson, Mutual Time, 1953, color etching and aquatint, 14 3/8 x 10 3/4"
Emerson Woelffer, Venice I, 1992, color lithograph,
31 3/4 x 24"
Leonard Edmondson (1916 - 2002) and Emerson Woelffer (1914 - 2003) Two Pillars of the Los Angeles Art Community
January 17 - March 27, 2009
Tobey C. Moss Gallery
7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 www.tobeycmossgallery.com
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"The Future Imaginary"
January 24 - March 8, 2009
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A Note From the Financial Aid Office
The Financial Aid Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you to contact your lender if you qualify for a deferments or forbearance due to a loss of job or reduction of income. There are other repayment plans that could help out in tough economic times. Sign up for online access with your lender and servicer to keep track of your loans and electronically view your Student Loan Interest Statement (1098-E) for your taxes.
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Otis College of Art and Design
TransCultural Exchange is pleased to announce the 2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, which will take place April 3-5, 2009 at Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel. Join more than 70 representatives from around the world to learn about long- and short-term residency opportunities for artists, writers and musicians.
About TransCultural Exchange
TransCultural Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, political and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures. At the same time, TransCultural Exchange seeks to further artistic innovation by creating large-scale, cross-discipline, global art projects and programming. For two decades TransCultural Exchange has been working directly with artists, arts organizations, foundations, museums and cultural centers in more than 60 countries and has staged award winning, critically acclaimed projects.