Events
  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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Library Blogs

Feb 3, 2017
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Jan 19, 2017
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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Books from the Millard Sheets Library’s Artists’ Book and Laboratory Press Collections will be exhibited in Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, which opens January 28 at the Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum. New work by faculty members Rebecca Chamlee and Nancy Jo Haselbacher is also included in the [more]
Nov 29, 2016
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Sep 23, 2016
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[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] The Millard Sheets Library is celebrating its new space with a visit from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers on Wed. September 28. Join us in the Millard Sheets Library at 11:15 for a hands-on presentation of artists’ books and the chance to help us choose which to purchase for our collection! [more]
Aug 3, 2016
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[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] When Otis Art Institute was established in 1918 on land left to the city of Los Angeles by Harrison Gray Otis, the fledgling school operated under the jurisdiction of the County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art. [more]
Jun 29, 2016
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[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] Construction glitches in our new location have kept the Otis Library in temporary quarters for another few weeks. The collection is still in storage and staff will be scattered around Ahmanson; the best way to reach us will be by phone until we’re in our new space, which we hope [more]
May 27, 2016
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[See image gallery at blogs.otis.edu] The Library moved this week out of its home on the 3rd floor of Ahmanson into a temporary office on the 4th floor. While all are welcome to visit, the library collection is in storage and it won’t be possible to check out items until we move into our brand [more]
May 23, 2016
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