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  • 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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Ashkahn Shahparnia '06

Dec 16, 2013
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Ashkahn Shahparnia (’06 Fine Arts) owns ASHKAHN Studio + Company where he specializes in art direction, design, illustration and products like greeting cards, prints, accessories and t-shirts. His work is sold in museum stores and high-end boutiques.
There was no way in hell that I wanted a 9-5 job working for someone else. I had a ton of ideas and needed the time to develop them and share it with the world.
When clients started calling me instead of the other way around. When my products started selling a ton, and stores started to take notice!
Otis is amazing. It taught me that being an artist isn’t the easiest profession, and that you need to “stay hungry, stay foolish” (as the late great Steve Jobs said) to make something happen.

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