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  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Jeunes Talents Exhibition

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

FRENCH CITIES AS VIEWED BY LOCAL ARTISTS: Accomplished Students from Otis Depict Modern France Through Photography
Jeunes Talents

Jeunes Talents 2009 Exhibition Opens March 27 in West Hollywood

WHAT: Eight talented art students were invited to spend ten days in four vibrant French cities –Biarritz, Lyon, Montpellier and Antibes.  Two of the students chosen are from Otis.  Amanda Keller Konya and Tasha Moore are both Master of Fine Art candidates at Otis. 

Based on their experiences in France, the young artists were asked to produce a series of photographs representing their feelings and personal understanding of the regions that they visited. Their best work will be displayed in West Hollywood at a group exhibition titled, Jeunes Talents (or “Young Talents”) 2009.

WHO: A joint initiative of Maison de la France and the French Cultural Services in Los Angeles, with participation by three Los Angeles-area art colleges: Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and Otis College of Art and Design, in addition to Loyola University, New Orleans. Sponsorship provided by Air Tahiti Nui, Rail Europe and FLAX, France Los Angeles Exchange.

WHERE: Louis Stern Fine Arts, 9002 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069  

WHEN: Jeunes Talents opens to the general public on Friday, March 27 and runs through April 11, 2009.  Gallery hours
Tuesday - Friday, 
10:00am -  6:00pm;
 Saturday
 11:00am - 5:00pm.  (A VIP and press opening is set for Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 8pm.)

ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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