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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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Recommended Websites

Community Arts Network -- "Promoting information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field of community-based art"

inSite05 -- Network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects that map the liminal border zone of San Diego-Tijuana.

Public Art Fund -- New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces

Public Art in L.A. -- Huge resource created by Ruth Wallach for the USC Libraries covering every aspect of the city's public art.

Public Art Review -- Journal focused on exploring the many dimensions of public art. Complete run in the Otis Library.

Public Art Web Links

Browsing the book stacks

HM   Sociology
HN   Social history and reform movements
N430-435   Art museums and the public
N6494 I56   Installation art
N6494 B63; NX456.5 P38; NX600 P47   Performance art
N8825+   Public art
NA9050.5-NA9053+   Public architecture, public space
ND2550+   Mural painting
NX180 A77   Artists and community
NX180 P64   Arts in relation to politics
NX180 S6   Arts in relation to society, culture
PN4193 I5   Storytelling

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Community arts projects
Public art
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Politics in art
Feminist art
Activist art