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  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.


    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.


    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.


Sustainability Radar

May 6, 2015
Jasmin DruffnerJasmin Druffner, a sophomore in Product Design with a minor in Sustainability and founder and “Chief Leaf” of Otis’ Dirty Deeds Garden Club, won first place at the sixth annual ECO Innovators’ Showcase at Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) Spring Green Expo 2015.  Each spring, the MWD invites Southern California college students to showcase their work, not [more]
Apr 14, 2015
Eco-PirateSave the date! “Movies that Matter” presents a special Earth Day screening of Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (of “Whale Wars“) on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:00PM in the Forum. The film is “..about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans”, and an action-packed “thrilling and compelling portrait of an ecological [more]
Apr 11, 2015
FREE Water Conservation WorkshopThe Dirty Deeds, Otis Garden Club, is hosting a Water Conservation Workshop for home gardens this Sunday, April 12, from 10:00 – 11:00AM, at the Emerson Community Garden in Westchester. The workshop comes in perfect timing as mandatory water conservation measures are being asked to implement in Southern California in the face of a serious [more]
Mar 30, 2015
Urban Fruit a film about urban farmers in Los AngelesPlease join the Dirty Deeds, Otis Garden Club, in welcoming Roman Zenz and his documentary Urban Fruit, to Otis College of Art and Design. Urban Fruit tells the story of a handful of city dwellers growing food in Los Angeles, CA. They are a diverse group intent to reclaim a skill that has been lost to the industrial [more]
Nov 21, 2014
LA+WATERWe’re excited to announce the addition of Lewis MacAdams, Otis Graduate Writing Faculty, esteemed poet, and cofounder of Friends of the LA River, to the great line up at LA + WATER: Reimagining the LA River. Lewis will start the afternoon off with a reading and introduction. See details below. We hope to see you there! [more]
Nov 12, 2014
Break it Make ItCreative Action class, Ban the Bottle Abolish the Bag, taught by Lara Hoad in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, presents Break It Make It, Wed. Nov. 19th 11am-12:30 on the Otis Lawn.