• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora 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 for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).


Audio + Video Lab

Students from a variety of disciplines learn the language of video and sound, and gain a respect for past and current technologies.  Facility includes high-end video cameras and camcorders complete with accessories, professional lighting kits, portable green screens, audio and video booths, and a screening room to critique your final projects.

Located in Basement Room B10


Current Term

Monday, May 22 – Friday, July 28

Audio + Video Hours

Monday 09:30am – 04:30 pm
Tuesday 09:30am – 04:30 pm
Wednesday 09:30am – 04:30 pm
Thursday 09:30am – 04:30 pm
Friday 09:30am – 04:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Lab Closed 

Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Independence Day Holiday Tuesday, July 4
Closed all Major Holidays  


Phone 310-665-6972



Equipment available for check out: (See checkout policies below)



1080 HD Canon DSLRs

4K Blackmagic Production Camera


Light Kits


Audio Recorders





One-Day Rentals M-TH

All equipment rented M-W is due back the next day before 7pm.

All equipment rented TH is due back on Friday before 12pm.

Weekend Rentals F-M

Weekend Reservations are available for pick up on Friday after 12pm.

All equipment rented Friday or Saturday is due back on Monday before 7pm.

Weekend Reservation Sign Up Sheets

Reservation Sheets are posted Monday mornings at the a/v check out window and are on a FCFS (first-come, first-served) basis. 

The Video Lab also houses a variety of mobile multimedia stations for presentations.  

Computer Carts are rolling carts with a computer, projector, and speakers mounted to the cart.  

Media Carts are rolling carts that have only a projector and speakers mounted to the cart, with no computer attached.  This allows the user to use their own media. ie. Laptops, iPads, etc.

TV Carts are Flat Screen Monitors mounted onto a rolling cart with a mac mini and a choice of 

 and speakersand all the latest software and wireless connectivity.  

No laptops or iPads are available.


Computer Checkout Policy (PDF)
Video Equipment Checkout Policy (PDF)


Closed all Major Holidays


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