• Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton


Business Information Resources

Databases (some with Company Profiles)

Business Insights: Essentials -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.

County Business Patterns
Annual series from U.S. Census Bureau provides national economic data by industry and county, uses SIC and NAICS classification systems.

Economic Census
Profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from national to local level providing business statistics, data by SIC and NAICS.

Demographics Now (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Search for an individual, a friend, a relative or create a market research list from over 206 million people. Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 23 million businesses households! Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

General Business File ASAP (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends in management, economics and politics. A combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings are included.

Million Dollar Database -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
14 million business company records that include the information from California Manufacturer's Register and D&B Microcosm. Detailed company profiles with full criteria for location, industry, size and contact information.

Mint Global -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
Information on over 7 million top international and domestic, public and private companies.

ReferenceUSA Business Database -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Over 14 million U.S. businesses searchable by name, industry, SIC, geographic location and size. Research executives and companies, find new business opportunities, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and more.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Contains descriptive and financial data on U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. Three files are provided: Executives, Private Companies, and Public Companies.

Statista - Statistics Portal where specialists manually analyze, audit and update each of their statistics. Sign up for a free account.

Websites of Interest: Stats, Research, and Analysis

American FactFinder



Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Statistical Abstract (up to 2012)

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at
Market Research Library at
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Otis Databases of Interest

WGSN StyleSight
EBSCO Host OmniFile Full Text
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