Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Image: Electronic Sound Bath
     

  • L: Nora Jane 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: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • 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

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.
     

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

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Sue Maberry Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Learning Centers
(310) 665-6925
Education:
BA Art, Pitzer College
MLS, Cal State San Jose
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Librarian, Los Angeles Daily News
Program Director, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
Program Director, Woman's Building, L.A.
  Coordinator of the Student Learning Center
 
Cathy Chambers Cathy Chambers, Catalog Librarian, Artists' Books Collection
1994 - present
(310) 665-6927
Education:
BS Special Education, Illinois State Univ.
MLIS, UCLA
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Teacher, Learning Disabilities Resource Room
Manager, B. Dalton, Manhattan Beach
Assistant Book Buyer, CSULB Bookstore
Reference Librarian, Downey Public Library
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2002 - present
(310) 665-6926
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BA English Literature, Reed College
MLIS, UCLA
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Library Intern, L.A. County Museum of Art
Intern, USC Moving Image Archive
Intern, Universal Studio Archives
Slide Circulation Assistant., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Jean-Marie Venturini, Instructional Designer
2012 - present
(310) 846-2628
Education:
BA Classics & Classical Civilizations, Loyola Marymount Univ.
MFA Creative Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
M.A. Instructional Design, Fullerton State College
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Lecturer, English, Otis
Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Otis
Freelance Online Content Writer

Sheldon Forbes Sheldon Forbes, Circulation Manager
1999 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Sculpture, Otis College of Art and Design
MFA Writing, Otis College of Art and Design
Work Experience:
Graphic Artist
Kathleen Forrest Kathleen Forrest, TLC Coordinator
2006 - present
(310) 846-2576 Education:
BA Asian Art History, UC Berkeley
MFA Film, UCLA
Work Experience:
Operations Manager, Post Group
Data Manager, Hydraulx
Derek McMullen Derek McMullen, Photographic Technician
2004 - present
(310) 665-6930
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design
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2006 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BM Music and Composition, Cal State LA
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2013 - present
(310) 665-6939
Education:
BFA Painting, Otis College of Art and Design

 

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