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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

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Heather Joseph-Witham

Heather Joseph-Witham
Associate Professor
Bio/Affiliation: 

PhD, MA (Folklore and Mythology) UCLA; BA UCLA
Author of “Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews," “The Magical Harry Potter," as well as Star Trek Fans and Costume Art.

Folklore expert on many TV shows 

Producer of three DVD's: "Alien Images," "UFO's in Derbyshire," and "The Costume Art of Star Trek Fans."

Currently working on a documentary film, "Visiting Vampires in the Big Easy"

 

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Spring 2013, Fall 2009, Fall 2007, 2004-05

Otis TLC Technnology Grant: 2007