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  • 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

  • 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.

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Otis College Announces Remarkable Lineup for First L.A. Summer Residency

Applications are due February 28, 2017

The new L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design announced the first wave of artists and curators for its June residency including keynote speeches by Lesli Linka Glatter and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The programming offered by this slate of top artists and curators will expand the offerings of the inaugural session taking place from June 4 - 25, 2017.

“This residency will provide a much needed opportunity to artists and designers worldwide to be stimulated by the rich and robust L.A. cultural community and to participate with thought-provoking mentors and colleagues,” said Bruce W. Ferguson, president of Otis College, at the announcement of the new residency.

In addition to the keynote speakers, participants in the L.A. Summer Residency will have many opportunities to engage with the art and design community of Los Angeles through portfolio reviews, critiques, and discussions with leading artists and curators including:

  • Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;
  • Meg Cranston, artist and Chair of Fine Arts, Otis College;
  • Sam Durant, multimedia artist;
    Rita Gonzalez, Curator and Acting Department Head, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Suzanne Isken, Executive Director, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum;
  • Jo Lauria, author and curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Shamim M. Momin, Director, Curator, and Co-Founder, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND);
  • Aram Moshayedi, curator, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles;
  • Eve Schillo, curatorial assistant, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);
  • Jennifer Steinkamp, installation artist who works with video and new media.

Keynote speakers for 2017 L.A. Summer Residency include:

Lesli Linka Glatter is a director of film, network, cable, and premium cable television drama, with both pilots and episodes to her credit. Lesli’s TV work includes Homeland, The Newsroom, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, Walking Dead, Justified, True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Weeds, House, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, ER, Freaks and Geeks, and Twin Peaks to name a few. Her pilots include Gilmore Girls and Pretty Little Liars and her film work includes Now and Then.

Throughout her career Lesli has been nominated six times for Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, winning twice, received four Emmy nominations, and an Oscar nomination for Short Film. During the past four years she has Executive Produced and Directed the award winning television series Homeland.

Lesli currently serves on the Board of the Directors Guild of America, the Western Directors Council, as well as being an advisor at the Sundance Directors Lab. She was just asked to serve on the Executive Committee of the Directors Branch of The Academy. Lesli recently received the Caucus Foundation Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directing Award from Women in Film and the Franklin Schaffner Award from the American Film Institute.

Hans Ulrich Obrist is co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London. Prior to this, he was Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris from 2000 to 2006, as well as curator of Museum in progress, Vienna, from 1993 to 2000. Obrist has co-curated over 250 exhibitions since his first exhibition, the Kitchen show (World Soup) in 1991: including 1st Berlin Biennale, 1998; Utopia Station, 2003; 1st & 2nd Moscow Biennale, 2005 and 2007; Lyon Biennale, 2007; and Indian Highway, 2008-2011. Obrist is the editor of a series of conversation books published by Walther Koenig. He has also edited the writings of Gerhard Richter, Gilbert and George, and Louise Bourgeois. He has contributed to over 200 book projects, his recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop, The future will be... with M/M (Paris), Interview with Hans-Peter Feldmann, and Ai Wei Wei Speaks, along with two volumes of his selected interviews (Interviews: Vol. 1 & 2). The Marathon series of public events was conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist in Stuttgart in 2005. In 2009, Obrist was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In March 2011, he was awarded the Bard College Award for Curatorial Excellence. 

Through unlimited access to Otis College’s advanced production studios, the L.A. Summer Residency will provide participants an opportunity to produce unique work and investigate new ideas. Accepted artists and designers will be hosted in Otis College’s new housing and dining complex on its Goldsmith campus. Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications are due February 28, 2017.  

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