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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42

Exploring Italy - Venice, Florence, and Rome (includes special visits to the Venice Biennale)

• Travel Dates: September 26 – October 5
• Orientation: Saturday, September 7
• Follow-up: Saturday, October 26

Join Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design, and John O’Brien, esteemed Los Angeles visual artist, for an exploration of contemporary art and historical sites in three key Italian cities: Venice, Florence, and Rome. The tour begins in the beautiful and historic city of Venice, Italy, where students spend three days at the Venice Biennale, the renowned biannual exhibition of art from around the world, with pavilions from 29 countries, providing the opportunity to encounter an enormous range of contemporary art. Day 5, the tour moves on to the Tuscany Region and Florence, the jewel of the Renaissance, where artists Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli left their marks. This fabled city offers unbelievable historical sites and luminary arts establishments such as La Galleria degli Uffizi and the Museo del Bargello. Day 8, the program travels to the ancient city of Rome, known for its incredible archeological sites and antiquities, as well as it flourishing contemporary art community. Coursework includes developing a photographic, drawing, and/or written journal of participant’s trip. Cost includes course tuition, ground transportation in Italy, entrance fees, breakfast daily, and dinner on first and last evening of travel. (Airfare not included.) Comfortable walking shoes are a must, due to the nature of this program; includes substantial walking and endurance. Early Bird Registration

Deadline: August 1, 2013.

Prerequisite: None

Class materials: Sketchbook/journal, camera, drawing/writing materials

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: NC
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