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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Sustainability Radar

Aug 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
UPCycleDay2013Come to the courtyard to join us for a free materials grab!  It’s called UpCycle Day!  There’s no telling what you may find!  In previous years, we’ve had power tools, fabric, wood, drawing paper, portfolio cases, plastics, paint, and electronics!  AND IT’S ALL FREE FOR THE TAKING! Materials for UpCycle Day are supplied by the [more]
Jul 15, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
IMG_8030Students in Robin Murez’s Creative Action/Sustainability elective class “We are Surrounded” along with Interim President, Kerry Walk, and various Otis staff participated in the annual Westchester 4th of July Parade with an animal rights themed entry. Students created costumes and other swag items to showcase the difficulties surrounding animal ecology throughout the world. All outcomes made by [more]
Jul 14, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Stu4_SustainCompHMSp14Architecture/Landscape/Interiors seniors Merve Onur and Diana Gonong received Honorable Mentions in the “Getting L.A. to Zero” student competition sponsored by The Living Building Challenge Collaborative - Los Angeles.   “Getting L.A. to Zero” called for innovation in three categories: Design, Product and Strategy.  Five finalists (individuals or teams) in the Design Innovation Category presented their projects to a jury at Gensler, Los Angeles on May 15, 2014.  A team [more]
May 14, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
GreenRibbons_2014Graduation_detail  During the May 11th Commencement Ceremony, about 35 Graduating Seniors from a range of majors wore green ribbons on their gowns to signify their “pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job [they] consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which [they] [more]
May 7, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Graduation PledgeAs the first class of Sustainability Minors graduate this year Otis plans to recognize all graduates who take a pledge for social and environmental responsibility at their future workplaces. Students who take this pledge will get a green ribbon to wear on their gown which can be collected on graduation day from Dr. Carol Branch on the 4th [more]
Apr 24, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Here is a link to an illustrated guide on how to make compost in your apartment and reduce waste.     How To Compost In Your Apartment
Apr 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Bicycle Repair KitWe are happy to announce that TSS has included in their check out inventory a Bicycle Repair Kit. This Kit includes, among their usual array of wrenches and plies, a chain repair tool, sprocket wrenches, tire patches, tire levelers and much more. This useful addition was made possible by the help from Otis Student Activities [more]
Apr 21, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
GUILDThe Otis Resource Exchange just announced a new partnership with a local design/fabrication collective based in Hawthorne called Guild. Guild is opening its doors, or rather its waste bins, to the Otis Community. Guild is a large multi-city design/build enterprise and has a constant flow of new and exciting materials for Otis students to rummage [more]
Apr 1, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
Angel AzulThe Creative Action class Movies that Matter, taught by Perri Chasin and Judy Arthur, in association with Otis Student Activities presents a special screening of Angel Azul Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 Otis Forum 7:00 – 9:00PM Free and open to the public [more]
Mar 11, 2014
Sustainability at Otis
The People's MovementThe Science and Sustainable Design class, taught by Lara Hoad and Sam Stier, is hosting visiting designer Mark Wystrach of The People’s Movement. Wednesday March 12, 10am Ahmanson 501 Open to the Otis Community.  

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