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  • 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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

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

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

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

     

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Is Los Angeles America's Arts Supercity?

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

2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy to be Released Nov 10, Rocco Landesman of National Endowment for the Arts to Speak

 

WHAT: The Power of Art and Artists is the theme of the 2010 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region Presented by Otis College of Art and Design. The report, which includes a 5-year employment projection, investigates the direct and indirect economic impact of industries such as Fine and Performing Arts, Digital Media, Entertainment, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Toy and Communications Arts. This is the fourth consecutive year that Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned this analysis and presented real numbers for the business of creativity in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. The 2010 report will first be released to the public at a special event on November 10 in downtown Los Angeles. The report will be accompanied by a policy brief, “Los Angeles: America’s Artist Super City,” commissioned by the Center for Cultural Innovation.

With an introduction by Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design, the report and its new findings will be presented by Dr. Nancy D. Sidhu, vice-president and chief economist in the Kyser Center for Economic Research of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp (LAEDC). This presentation will be followed by a discussion plus question-and-answer session moderated by James Canales, president and CEO of the James Irvine Foundation. Guest speakers are Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Ann Markusen, economist, professor and director of the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute on Public Affairs. Event sponsors (to date) are the James Irvine Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs - City of Los Angeles, The Castle Press, toy maker Mattel and athletic footwear/apparel company NIKE.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking; 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentations

WHERE: Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90012

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open to the public, especially to business, cultural, civic, legislative, philanthropic, educational, and community leaders, as well as artists, designers and other creative professionals. Cost to attend is $25 until Oct 29, $50 thereafter and $15 for Otis College Alumni. Additional information and registration available at http://archive.otis.edu/econregister10

MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri Mobley 323 668-0874; smobley@mobleymarketing.com

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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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