• 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).


Continuing Education Course

L.A. Materials & Technologies Retreat: Shoe Design

June 4 – June 10, 2017

This week-long retreat provides artists and makers with a special opportunity to explore new materials and technologies. Each studio workshop focuses on one area and is expertly led by a master artist, who demonstrates techniques, provides feedback, and inspires creative thinking. The program consists of intensive and focused studio work, demonstrations, time to practice new skills, guest speakers, field trips, discussion, and critique. Participants focus on their creative work, develop new ideas, and hone their skills. Open to all levels; students select one area of emphasis. Participant work is individual in nature and dependent upon student skill set, interest, and proposed project(s).

In this retreat, students will learn how to make shoes by hand, using simple tools and traditional techniques. Students will learn the structural mechanics of making women’s high heels from pattern to finish. Skills taught will include: measuring a last; creating a mathematically correct pattern; using industrial sewing machines to assemble uppers from raw leather; hand dyeing or painting of shoes; and attaching heels and soles.
Sewing experience is beneficial but not required.

Students will be taken on a Field Trip to International Last Manufacturing Company, Sun Valley.
Guest Speaker – a recognized shoe designer in the fashion industry – will give a presentation during the week-long workshop.

First class materials fee: $250.00 payable to the instructor for basic tools and lasts

Includes Otis College residence hall housing, meals, instruction, guest speakers, bus transportation, and admission to the Craft and Folk Art Museum. (Please note: check-in for those staying in housing: Sunday, 6/4; check-out is on Sunday, 6/11. Formal instruction takes place on Monday, 6/5, through Friday, 6/9 with a final critique on Saturday, 6/10.)

Reg#: 25385 $1675 (Room & Board)
Reg#: 25384 $975 (Commuter)

Master Artists: Chris Francis
Coordination: Jo Lauria

Guest Mentors (Critique):
Suzanne Isken, Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum
Emily Zaiden, Director, Craft in America Center
Carolyn Benesh, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Ornament Magazine

Early Bird Discount through May 21st - $100 off tuition fee!

Course Details
Course Code: XFSH3003
Meetings: 5
Credit Hours: NC
Section 1 Art History
Instructor: Chris Francis
Meeting Day(s): Mon-Fri
Meeting Time(s): 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): June 05, 2017  -  June 09, 2017
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 12
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 25384 $975  
Non-Credit 25385 $1675  
5 of 12 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual adult courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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