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  • Design Week 2016

    Otis will host international talent, for its 5th annual Design Week, a series of week-long intensive design workshops with students, faculty, and visiting artists and designers.

    Theme: “GAME ON!”

    June 12 – 17, 2016.
    Public Lecture:

    June 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    Goldsmith Campus

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Free Admission and Parking

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Patrons Circle Tours

Otis Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.

Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown LA!

Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene. See a recap of the tour here.
 
Saturday, May 30, 2015
 

Morning, 9:30 a.m.  

We'll start with a light breakfast while visiting Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals.  http://www.kenttwitchell.org/  

  

Late Morning

Next, we'll have an inside peek into Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio. Vincent's unique California-inspired designs are available in boutiques and large-scale retailers nationwide.  http://cynthiavincent.net 

 

Complimentary Lunch

  

Afternoon

Working sculptor and director of Los Angeles Art Gallery ToursBill Kleiman ('89 MFA) will provide an informative curated tour of downtown's newest destination galleries. http://losangelesartgallerytours.com/about.html

 

 

Highlights will include:

  • Unmarked warehouse galleries
  • A highly influential new alternative space
  • A preview of an exhibition scheduled to open later in the evening
  • Cameo appearances of gallery work created by Otis graduates

With Bill's deep knowledge of the L.A. art scene and personal relationship with Otis, he will discuss:

  • Otis' prescient role in the L.A. and international art scene 
  • The cultural, historical, and economic context of the art on exhibit
  • What the artwork we see tells us about today's zeitgeist
  • His experience as a working sculptor and Otis graduate

Interested in supporting Otis through Patron's Circle? Join now! 

 


    Patrons Circle events have included:

    • Ojai Art and Design Tour
    • MARFA Art and Design Tour
    • Fine Arts Senior Class Exhibition Sneak Preview & Presale
    • New York Art and Design Tour
    • Seattle Art and Design Tour
    • Laddie John Dill, Lecture and hands-on experience

    Our leadership donors have an important impact on Otis, and fund a broad range of priority needs: support for scholarships, innovative programming, and recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.