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  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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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.