Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Michele Jaquis: 2013-14 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

In Spring 2014 I received an Otis Faculty Development Grant, which covered the cost of mounting 26 light jet prints on 8x10” wood panels.

“26 Passports” is a series of digitally manipulated scans of my expired passport in which I edited out my face, surname and signature replacing them with a social- media-like avatar and common surnames (with new signatures to match) from a range of cultures around the world, one for each letter of the English alphabet. This involved extensive anthroponymastic research in the global practices of family naming, and detailed PhotoShop work including recreating the colors, textures and font from the original passport. The project invites viewers to imagine how their perceptions of what this person looks like might change based on her surname. It was conceived of in response to often being told "You don't look Jewish; your last name isn't Jewish," but also references the racial profiling of our post 9/11 era.

--Michele Jaquis
Assistant Professor, Integrated Learning / Creative Action
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies & Artists, Community and Teaching

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26 Passports Installation at Angels Gate

26 Passports Installation at Angels Gate Cultural Center

26 Passports Installation Detail View Angels Gate

Detailed View of 26 Passports Installation at Angels Gate

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