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  • 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

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.

    Listen: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

  • Jocelyn Casas presents a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view May 1st - 7th, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm.

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us
    Jesse Fleming / Pat O
    'Neill

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us

    Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.

    Opening Reception Sunday, May 7 | 4-6pm | Free
     

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Anjali Read: Designing Fashion That's Beautiful, Inside and Out

The Group Scholarship Awardee for Fashion Design

Since its founding in 1972, The Group has worked to fund scholarships for deserving students of Otis College of Art and Design. The awardees met with members of The Group and presented examples of their work at The Group's Annual Scholarship Luncheon on February 16, 2017. One student from each of the seven undergraduate disciplines is chosen for the scholarship, and each week, we'll be highlighting a different awardee as we countdown to the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. 

For Anjali Read, fashion runs in the family. The fashion design senior's grandfather designs women’s bohemian clothing and had a showroom at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles when she was growing up. For Anjali, studying fashion at Otis College of Art and Design was like "coming full circle."

"Otis helped me to explore who I am as a designer and I am beyond thankful," Anjali wrote. "At the end of my sophomore year, my first real design project at Otis explored unisex clothing. Menswear isn’t about fast fashion trends or decoration; it is about quality garments and high function. This makes men’s clothing extremely sustainable, which is part of my social responsibility as a designer. During my junior year, I began to identify myself more as a menswear designer, and I can now confidently say that is what I want to do."

 

 

Did you always want to be an artist or designer?

Since a young age, I wanted to become a fashion designer. My mom got me my first sewing machine when I was 10, around the same age I started to help my grandfather in his showrooms. This exposure ignited the drive and passion I have to become a successful designer. 

 

What do you love about fashion design?

I love that I can design a two-dimensional sketch, and then bring it life three-dimensionally.

Anjali Read

 

What is something that you learned at Otis College that you will take with you throughout your career? 

My technical knowledge. Good taste can get you good design, but the training in patterning, draping, and sewing here at Otis is what will help me design clothing that is exciting and new, but also realistic for production.

 

Which instructor has most significantly shaped your experience at Otis College?

I have learned a lot from Tony Young. Tony has been my design instructor for the majority of my design packets at Otis. When I work with him it feels comfortable, easy, and very collaborative. He always listens to my vision for my work and challenges me with new sources of inspiration. He is someone that has helped me develop as a designer.

Anjali Read

 

Which of your projects are you most proud of and why?

I am extremely proud of my tailored jacket I made this year. I learned about bespoke tailoring, and it displays my best sewing. It took a long time, and was sewn mainly by hand, but it was worth it because it was made beautifully inside and out.

 

Describe a collaboration you’ve worked on with other students. How did working with them inform your creative process?

In the fashion department, we work in teams a lot. We are all given the same direction and have to work towards the same final product, so there is a lot of time to get each other’s opinions and expertise on things. I love it because it is so collaborative but still individual. 

Anjali Read

What, if any, internships have you done and what was your biggest takeaway from the experience?

I've interned at Lucky Brand and Pacsun. At Pacsun I worked on the Men’s Design team, and it solidified my decision to become a menswear designer.

 

Anjali Read

See more 2017 The Group Scholarship awardee profiles.

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