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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Come fly a kite!

Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites at the beach.

Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite along with color theory instruction. Otis students will provide advice.

Where

Just north of the Santa Monica Pier
Parking at the North Parking Lot 1: $12

When

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10 am – 4 pm

Featured Kite Artists
Ron Gibian
George Peters
Jose Sainz
Tom Van Sant
Melanie Walker
Tyrus Wong
Free Workshop 
Plein Air Drawing with Otis faculty member Gary Geraths 

11 am–2 pm
1450 Ocean Avenue
Supplies included
A collaboration between Otis and the City of Santa Monica’s 1450 Ocean

 
April 2015
11
Special Event
4th Annual Kite Festival
10:00AM - 4:00PM City of Santa Monica
Open to the Public
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Sponsored by
Creative Action department at Otis College
April 2015
11
2015-04-11 10:00 2015-04-11 16:00
Special Event
4th Annual Kite Festival
10:00AM - 4:00PM | City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier
Open to the Public
Free Icon