Events
  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

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Sustainability

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Readings

The Living Principles, a web for the global design community to co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for sustainable design across all disciplines.

Life Cycle Analysis: An Introduction to Sustainable Practice for Artists and Designers, a PowerPoint by Randy Lavender

Toy Design Methods: A Sustainability Perspective, Advances in Industrial Design Engineering, 2013.

Recommended Library Books

Title: Cradle to Cradle
Author: McDonough, William
Call Number: TD794.5 M395 2002

Title: Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Author: Janine M. Benyus
on order

Title: Local Action and Participation: Lessons Learned from Participatory Projects and Action Research in Future Megacities
Author: Schinkel, Ulrike, Angela Jain, and Sabine Schröder
on order

Title: Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives: Approaches, Methods and Perspectives
Author: Filho, Walter Leal, Nandhivarman Muthu, Golda Edwin, and Mihaela Sima
on order

Title: Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability
Author: David Holmgren
on order

Title: The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
Author: Toby Hemenway
on order

Title: Product design in the sustainable era
Author: Reis, Dalcacio.
Call Number: TS171.4 R453 2010

Title: Green living : architecture and planning
Author: Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.
Call Number: NA2542.36 P75 2010

Title: Eco fashion
Author: Brown, Sass.
Call Number: GT521 B76 2010

Title: Thinking, objects : contemporary approaches to product design
Author: Parsons, Tim.
Call Number: TS171

Title: Sustainable textiles : life cycle and environmental impact
Call Number: TS1446 S87 2009

Title: Social responsibility in the global apparel industry
Author: Dickson, Marsha Ann.
Call Number: HD60 D485 2009

Title: Packaging sustainability : tools, systems, and strategies for innovative package design
Author: Jedlicka, Wendy, 1959-
Call Number: TS195.6 J44 2009

Title: Designing sustainable packaging
Author: Boylston, Scott, 1963-
Call Number: TS195.4 .B69 2009

Title: Design is the problem : the future of design must be sustainable
Author: Shedroff, Nathan.
Call Number: TS171.4 S54 2009

Title: Design futuring : sustainability, ethics, and new practice
Author: Fry, Tony.
Call Number: NK1510 F77 2009

Title: Sustainable fashion : why now? : a conversation about issues, practices, and possibilities
Call Number: TT497 S87 2008

Title: Fashion & sustainability: design for change
Call Number: TT515 F437 2012

Title: Green homes : dwellings for the 21st century
Author: Rooney, E. Ashley.
Call Number: NA7117.5 .R66 2008

Title: FutureFashion white papers
Description: xi, 287 p. ; 20 cm.
Call Number: TT497 F87 2007

Title: The designer's atlas of sustainability
Author: Thorpe, Ann.
Call Number: HC79 E5 T486 2007 (and ebook)

Title: Sustainable by design : explorations in theory and practice
Author: Walker, Stuart, 1955-
Call Number: TS170.5 W45 2006

Title: Edens lost & found : how ordinary citizens are restoring our great cities
Call Number: HT175 E34 2006

Title: Earth-friendly graphics LOHAS : lifestyles of health and sustainability
Call Number: NC997 E25 2006

Title: Designing for Social Change: Strategies for Community-based Graphic Design
Author: Shea, Andrew
Call number: NC997 S455 2012

Title: Sustainability Principles and Practice
Author: Robertson, Margaret
Call number: On Order

Title: Beyond child's play: sustainable product design in the global doll-making industry
Author:Sally Edwards
Available as a full-text e-book through the Otis Library.

Title: Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability
Author: Alkon, Alison Hope., and Julian Agyeman
Available as a full-text e-book available here.



 

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