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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

O-Tube

Davey Whitcraft: 2011-12 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

In Fall 2012 I received a Faculty Development grant for travel (plane ticket) and accommodations (room from airbnb website) in New York City for attendance at the New York Art Book Fair at Moma PS1 (Sep 27th-Oct 2nd).

The Book fair includes the presence of distributors, publishers, initiatives and authors of art and art-related publications worldwide as well as lectures and presentations by designers and artists whose practices include publishing. Design programs such as Werkplaatz Typographie and Yale MFA Graphic Design also had presentation spaces in PS1 that included student projects. These programs have similar pedagogical aims to the OTIS MFA Graphic Design Department of which I am also faculty, therefore it was useful to see the student outcomes and be able to discuss the work with students and coordinators in person.

--Davey Whitcraft
Communication Arts; Graduate Graphic Design

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