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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Business Information Resources

Databases (some with Company Profiles)

Business Insights: Essentials -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.

County Business Patterns
Annual series from U.S. Census Bureau provides national economic data by industry and county, uses SIC and NAICS classification systems.

Economic Census
Profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from national to local level providing business statistics, data by SIC and NAICS.

Demographics Now (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Search for an individual, a friend, a relative or create a market research list from over 206 million people. Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 23 million businesses households! Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

General Business File ASAP (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends in management, economics and politics. A combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings are included.

Million Dollar Database -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
14 million business company records that include the information from California Manufacturer's Register and D&B Microcosm. Detailed company profiles with full criteria for location, industry, size and contact information.

Mint Global -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
Information on over 7 million top international and domestic, public and private companies.

ReferenceUSA Business Database -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Over 14 million U.S. businesses searchable by name, industry, SIC, geographic location and size. Research executives and companies, find new business opportunities, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and more.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Contains descriptive and financial data on U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. Three files are provided: Executives, Private Companies, and Public Companies.

Statista - Statistics Portal where specialists manually analyze, audit and update each of their statistics. Sign up for a free account.

Websites of Interest: Stats, Research, and Analysis

American FactFinder



Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Statistical Abstract (up to 2012)

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at mrlibrary.com
Market Research Library at buyusainfo.net
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Otis Databases of Interest

WGSN StyleSight
EBSCO Host OmniFile Full Text
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