Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Ysamur Flores-Pena

Ysamur Flores-Pena
Associate Professor
Bio/Affiliation: 

Ph.D., MA (Folklore and Mythology) UCLA; MA (Education) Catholic Univ of Puerto Rico; BA (Hispanic Studies) Univ of Puerto Rico

Specialist in African-based religions in the New World

Publications include Santeria Garments and Altars: Speaking Without a Voice (1994); Fit for a Queen: Analysis of a Consecration Outfit in the Cult of Yemaya
Scholarly papers presented at UCLA's Fowler Museum and the St. Louis Museum, among other national and international venues.

 

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2013, 2007-08, 2004-05

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist