Events
  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit www.breweryartwalk.com for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

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10 Designers, One Runway: Preview the Looks for the 2017 Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

Leading Fashion Designers Unite With Rising Talent at Otis College Of Art And Design

Each year, fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design are paired with industry mentors that guide them through the design process of one-of-a-kind garments. This year's mentors include two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Albert Wolsky, couture designer Chris Chang (pictured above), Zaid Affas, David Meister, Claire Pettibone, Red Carter, as well as designers from Illia, Michi, Jessica Simpson, and Universal. The 2016-2017 collaborations will debut at the 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, honoring Claudia Cividino, CEO of Bally Americas and jewelry designer Daniela Villegas. The black-tie event will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Under an overall theme of "Metamorphosis," each mentor challenged the students to create pieces based on the designer's individual aesthetic and expertise. Below are the ten projects that will hit the runway this May, join us for the live show and get your tickets now. 

 

Albert Wolsky 

Albert Wolsky

Renowned costume designer Albert Wolsky has spent four decades designing for stage and screen. A two-time Academy Award-winner, his iconic work can be seen in Grease, Manhattan, All That Jazz, Across the Universe, and Revolutionary Road. Wolsky has asked students to create a collection of ethereal evening gowns inspired by the enchanted world of fairies.

 

Chris Chang for Poesia

Chris Chang

Shanghai-based designer Chris Chang ('87) creates clothing for fashion forward women. Known for vibrant colors and recreating the traditional, Chang has directed students to juxtapose avant-garde silhouettes and embroideries with the humble Indigo textiles from Nantong, China.

 

Zaid Affas

Zaid Affas

Los Angeles-based designer Zaid Affas is redefining modern luxury for men and women. For Affas’ project, students will address the needs of a creative professional with a collection of a luxurious travel-and-business separates.

 

David Meister

David Meister

Best known for his evening wear and couture red carpet dresses, David Meister has asked students to create modern feather-inspired cocktail dresses exploring proportion and transparency.

 

John Murrough for Illia

John Murrough for Illia

From their downtown L.A. studio, Illia designs for the modern Angeleno. Inspired by the textures, patterns, and craft of Tibet, students will design a sportswear collection for a nomadic lifestyle under the direction of mentor John Murrough.

 

Cory Casella for Jessica Simpson

Cory Casella for Jessica Simpson

The Jessica Simpson lifestyle brand is inspired by the music and style icon and includes clothing, accessories, products and more. Under Casella, students will develop a free- spirited swimwear collection for women and little girls inspired by Coachella.

 

Michelle Watson for Michi

Michelle Watson for Michi

Designer Michelle Watson has been creating edgy activewear since 2010. Watson has asked students to explore the distinctive colors and patterns of butterflies to create a collection of activewear and cover-ups based on the theme of “Metamorphosis.”

 

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone

Enchanted by vintage aesthetics, Claire Pettibone is known for her ultra-feminine lingerie, bridal, and jewelry collections. For Pettibone ('89) students will create a romantic lingerie collection, using vintage laces and sustainable hemp fabrics.

 

Red Carter

Red Carter

Southern California native Red Carter (’92) puts a modern spin on iconic swim fashion. Carter will have students create a swimwear collection inspired by the cut – paper collages of Henri Matisse.

 

Marisol Gerona-Bradford for Universal

Marisol Gerona-Bradford for Universal Monsters

During the 1920s through the 1950s, Universal released a series of horror and science-fiction films that would forever change pop culture and inspire generations to come. Gerona-Bradford ('93) asked students to design a sportswear collection for the whole family, reinterpreting the iconic looks of six of Universal’s classic monsters.  

 

Now in its 35th year, the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show was founded by Elaine Goldsmith, Chair Emerita of the Board of Trustees at Otis College. The annual runway show and silent auction raise much-needed scholarship funding for Otis College students. The 2017 benefit event co-chairs are Shelley Reid and Cathy Louchheim. Tickets and additional information are available at www.otis.edu/sbs or by calling (310) 665-6858.

 

Photography: Christian Alvarez 

 

 

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