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  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    I AM THE CITY

    Design Week
    June 21-27, 2015

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC www.field-experiments.com

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

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Robert Crosson, Signs/ & Signals: The Daybooks of Robert Crosson

 

Edited by Guy Bennett and Paul Vangelisti, with an introduction by Guy Bennett
Co-published with The Archive for New Poetry, Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego

 

…what I was (am) doing in Daybook, is exactly what you say: “publishing” my own book, in pencil…which is not to say it’s hot-stuff, but what I daily do to make “sense” of what’s otherwise- “making a living”: which is what we all do anyway – . I guess that’s maybe (all) any poet can do?

 

Born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1929, Robert Crosson moved to California in 1944. He eventually settled in Los Angeles where he spent most of his life working as a carpenter, house painter, and professional actor. Crosson authored five volumes of poetry – Geographies, Abandoned Latitudes (with John Thomas and Paul Vangelisti), Calliope, The Blue Soprano, The Day Sam Goldwyn Stepped off the Train – and the chapbook In The Æthers of the Amazon. Crosson died in 2001.

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  • ISBN: 978-0-9796177-3-7
  • Price: $14.95
  • Published 2008
  • 248 pages

Buy SIGNS/ & SIGNALS: The Daybooks of Robert Crosson