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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
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Clay In LA: A Ceramics Symposium

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

Clay in LA

Otis College of Art and Design presents Clay in LA: A Ceramics Symposium, an exploration of the remarkable history and vibrant state of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles today. This free event includes a panel discussion, demonstrations, and an artist and curator-lead tour of the exhibition Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green currently on view at Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery through March 19, 2011.

Panelists include: Jo Lauria (MFA ’90), Curator and Art/Design Historian; Ruby Neri (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist; Adrian Saxe, Artist, Professor of Ceramics, UCLA Department of Art; Peter Shire, Artist; and Adam Silverman (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist and Studio Director, Heath Ceramics.

Demonstrations by: Robert Miller (‘90), Artist; Kevin A. Myers (MFA ’93), Artist and Founder, Muddy’s Studios; and Adam Silverman.

There will be a walk-through of Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green with exhibition co-curator Jo Lauria and Phyllis Green; tours of the ceramics studio with Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design; and Rapid Prototyping demonstrations with Steve McAdam, Chair, Product Design Department, Otis College and Art and Design. Films screened throughout the day include the documentary Art is What I Do: The Life of Ralph Bacerra (producer/director Jo Lauria).

Clay in LA is made possible by The Boardman Family Foundation; organized by Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department, Product Design Department, and Ben Maltz Gallery; special thanks to Joan Takayama-Ogawa.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Otis College of Art and Design,9
045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.F

ree admission and parking. Registration required; please call 310 665-6909 or visit www.otis.edu/clayinla to reserve a space. Seating is first come, first served. For further information contact: galleryinfo@otis.edu. Lunch available for purchase onsite from Green Truck.

About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.