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  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
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    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

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Emerson Woelffer Paintings to Benefit Otis College Scholarship Fund

Otis College is Pleased to Announce a Partnership with Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Otis College of Art and Design is honored to be partnering with the Estate of Emerson Woelffer and Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) in an on-going partnership for the estate and legacy of artist Emerson Woelffer. This partnership will include the management and sale of the artist’s estate in future LAMA auctions and private treaties to benefit the Scholarship Fund of Otis College of Art and Design. A number of Woelffer's paintings, including Born To The Day, 1950, Untitled, 1993, and Untitled, 1973 will go to auction on May 21, 2017. 

 

Emerson Woelffer, Born To The Day, 1950

Emerson Woelffer, Born To The Day, 1950
May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction

 

Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) taught at Otis College of Art and Design for nearly twenty years and remained active with the , until his death in 2003. The sale of works by the artist will directly benefit the cause Woelffer dedicated his life to: arts education. Emerson Woelffer influenced generations of artists, who still remember his generosity and encouragement. "Emerson Woelffer was one of the greats of Abstract Expressionism," said prominent muralist Kent Twitchell (’77 MFA Fine Arts) "It was a privilege being around him during my years at Otis. I could never measure the influence Emerson had on all of us as a teacher, role model, and friend."

 

Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1973

Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1973
May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction

 

Woelffer’s work and practice are uniquely ‘L.A.’ Los Angeles was Woelffer’s home for nearly forty years, and it was here that he pursued his own artistic expression and pushed his students to go beyond what was happening in New York at the time. It is in the special laboratory that is Los Angeles that Woelffer thrived, and it is particularly appropriate that his work stay in the city and be represented by Los Angeles Modern Auctions.

 

Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1993

Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1993
May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction

 

Otis College of Art and Design's Scholarship Fund provides vital scholarship funding to many promising young artists and designers who would be unable to complete their education without this support. Artists, designers, writers and creative thinkers play an increasingly critical role in this age of ideas. Investing in the creatives of tomorrow will enable them to strengthen economies, shape the cultural landscape, and bring surprising solutions to complex problems.

 

Photo: Emerson Woelffer attends an Otis College of Art and Design Commencement Ceremony. Woelffer received an honorary degree from Otis College in 1991. Credit: Jerry de Wilde

Adapted from the announcement by Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA).

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