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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    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


Faculty Member

Continuing Education Faculty

Michael Polvani

Michael Polvani is an animation veteran with over 28 years of professional experience. Mr. Polvani has worked at a wide variety of studios including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Chuck Jones Film Productions, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Brothers Feature Animation, and many others. He has worked on a number of animated productions including feature films, TV series, TV commercials, video games, independent films, theme parks, music videos, and websites. Mr. Polvani has worked on such projects as The Iron Giant, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Cats Don’t Dance, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons Television Show, The Chronicles of Narnia – the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Mighty B!, The Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show, Stuart Little Part 2, The Prince and the Pauper, Mighty Joe Young, Oliver & Company, and An American Tail.

2015 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Michael Polvani: