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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Library Radar

Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
Header Image of Colorful Beads  We are pleased to announce that our sixth offering of our online pedagogy course for faculty “Bricks + Clicks: The How-Tos of Blended Learning” is underway! Bricks + Clicks represents our efforts to support interested faculty by providing an opportunity to learn about emerging practices in teaching pedagogy and technology.  Faculty who just want to [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology offers interesting info graphics and information regarding the changing shape of students and technology usage in the classroom. Over 100,000 students across various institutions in the United States are sampled. I find the ECAR findings interesting as they show the relationship students have with technology as [more]
Feb 6, 2014
Library Blog
All Students, Faculty, Academic Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Chairs, and Department Chairs may nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award and two for the Excellence in Teaching Awards. Alumni may also nominate one candidate for the Distinguished Educator Award. Nominate Now! Nominations will be open until 9pm on Friday, February 22, 2014. See written comments from past Teaching Excellence Awards nominations. For more information [more]
Nov 21, 2013
Library Blog
Canvas ThumbnailAs you may or may not be aware, Otis launched its first MOOC this past Summer, “The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century” taught by Parme Giuntini, Ph.D. We offered the course for free through Canvas.net. In summer 2013 we had 817 students enroll and this last fall 2013 we had 814 [more]
Nov 20, 2013
Library Blog
UPDATE: November 21, 2013: Maintenance was completed without any issues except no email was sent afterwards.  Please let us know if you encounter any problems. O-Space will be unavailable on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 1:00am – 2:00am PST. We apologize for the late notice. Although this downtime will be in the middle of the [more]
Nov 1, 2013
Library Blog
Bone collecting circulation desk.This year we joined the Otis Community in celebrating all things Halloween! The Millard Sheets library was transformed into a graveyard for the wandering dead earning an honored mention for the most sophisticated Halloween decorations in the inaugural Bite + Flight competition. It was a spooktacular day and we can’t wait for next year. Game on!
Oct 18, 2013
Library Blog
line4I Ching hexagrams for week 4 of the Otis Library’s exhibition Chance Operations, Random Access were cast by Jeseca Dawson, the Maltz Gallery 2012-14 Curatorial Fellow, and  Kevin Halladay-Glynn, photographer for the Los Angeles Loyolan (LMU). Kevin’s photographs are featured in The Loyolan article about Tapping the Third Realm, the Otis/Loyola Marymount collaborative exhibition currently [more]
Oct 11, 2013
Library Blog
weightFollowing John Cage’s use of the I Ching to introduce randomness into his compositions, we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display in the Otis Library.  Hexagrams for Week 3 were cast by Sue Maberry, Jean-Marie Venturini, and Sarah Morton and the books pulled for display [more]
Oct 4, 2013
Library Blog
r b schuellerFor the library exhibition CHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS we’re using the I Ching to randomly select items from the Otis Artists’ Book Collection for display.  Hexagrams for Week 2 were cast by Derek McMullen and Linda Dare and titles selected include the following.
Sep 26, 2013
Library Blog
heybeckerleCHANCE OPERATIONS, RANDOM ACCESS, the exhibition in the Otis Library held in conjunction with the Ben Maltz exhibition Tapping the Third Realm, showcases John Cage’s Rolywholyover: A Circus as well as books from our Artists’ Book Collection randomly selected every week using the I Ching. The books in the display case for Week 1 (Sept. [more]