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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Luxorius, Opera Omnia or, Duet for Sitar and Trombone


Premature Chariot
You always shoot out first and never last, Vico,
because you need to get hold of that part
you’ve softened with your pitiful, constant stroking.
The only time you’re able to, somehow, hold
your horses, is when you let the sly guy,
who’s paid you off, come from behind.


The author of poems and epigrams, 6th-century Roman poet Luxorius – the “North African Martial” – is known to have lived in Carthage during the last years of the Vandal occupation. Linguistically and culturally, his work straddles the Classical and Medieval periods.

Art Beck’s publications include Luxorius’ Simply to See (Poltroon Press, 1990), Rilke (Elysian Fields, 1983), and the chapbook Summer With All its Clothes Off (Gravida, 2005). His work has also appeared in the journals Alaska Quarterly Review, Artful Dodge, Invisible City and Translation Review. He lives in San Francisco.



  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9845289-6-7
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2012
  • 216 pages

Buy Opera Omnia or, Duet for Sitar and Trombone