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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Tapping the Third Realm with Ruth Ann Anderson

Join Ruth Ann Anderson for a workshop focused on accessing your spiritual self through the creation of a handmade artist book. This one-day workshop explores a spiritual approach to art-making including use of self-reflection, transformation, and the cyclical nature of the full moon. Emphasis is on connecting the spirit and the self, artistic creation and the journal -- to access and understand a deeper level of the soul. The program begins with a group circle to welcome the four elements (air, fire, water, earth) and moon goddess to guide our intentions and witness our work. As the day progresses, participants are lead through guided meditations, meditative writing exercises, and decorating an eight-fold book. Also explores how to make more elaborate works using a box and translucent envelopes. Materials include colored pencils, rubber stamps, ephemera, and collage. Workshop concludes with a closing circle, including sharing bread and dismissing the elements and the Moon Goddess. Limited meditation supplies are available for use including Runes, the Mother Peace Tarot deck, Goddess cards, and the Druid Animal Oracle.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Materials included

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XDEV1059
Meetings: 1
Credit Hours: NC
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