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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.


Mail Programs

Question: How do I set up Apple Mail to send and receive e-mail from my Gmail account?


Follow these steps in Gmail:

  1. Log into your Gmail account.
  2. Click 'Settings' at the top right corner.
  3. Click 'Forwarding and POP' in the orange 'Mail Settings' box.
  4. Select 'Enable POP for all mail' or 'Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on'.
  5. Choose the action you would like your Gmail messages to take after they are accessed with POP.
  6. Click 'Save Changes'

Then follow these steps in Apple Mail:

  1. Open Apple Mail.
  2. Click 'Mail,' and select 'preferences...'
  3. Open the 'Accounts' and click the plus sign (+) along the bottom to add a new account.
  4. Enter 'pop.gmail.com' in the 'Incoming Mail Server' field.
  5. Enter your Gmail user name (including '@gmail.com') in the 'User Name' field.
  6. Enter your Gmail password in the 'Password' field.
  7. Select 'Add Server...' from the pop-up labeled 'Outgoing Mail Server,' and enter 'smtp.gmail.com' in the 'Outgoing Mail Server' field.
  8. Enter '587' in the 'Server port' field.
  9. Check the box next to 'Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).'
  10. Select 'Password' next to 'Authentication:' and enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com) and Gmail password.
  11. Click 'OK.'
  12. Click 'Advanced' and check the box next to 'Use SSL.' (The port changes to '995.')

Close the window and click Save changes if you are prompted.

Question: What is SMTP?

Answer - Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) is the network protocol used to send email across the Internet