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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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Otis Student Wins Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award Competition

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Congratulations to Karolina Kurek, Product Design sophomore at Otis College of Art and Design, for winning first place in the Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award Competition!
Karolina Kurek

Congratulations to Karolina Kurek, Product Design sophomore at Otis College of Art and Design, for winning first place in the Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award Competition! British luxury furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison, celebrated for fusing classicism and modernism, is best known for his patented Chris-X leg design.

 

LOS ANGELES, CA, May, 2012 — Aspiring interior and product designers from art schools far and wide entered the competition in the hopes of advancing a career in the high-end furnishing industry. Out of 21 submissions, Karolina’s design was chosen as the best by a prestigious panel of judges: renowned designers Philip Treacy, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Birgit Muller, and Christopher Guy Harrison himself.

The competition’s challenge was to design pieces of furniture or decorative accessories following key Christopher Guy design elements, but based on the remarkable creations of Philip Treacy, the celebrated haute couture hat designer, who also has designed hats for Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan.

As first place winner of the competition, Karolina will intern at the Christopher Guy headquarters in Singapore, and work one-on-one with head designer Christopher Guy Harrison and his team as they develop and launch new collections. She will receive an all-expense paid trip to London to visit the Christopher Guy UK operations, and a four-day trip to visit the Christopher Guy exhibit during the Maison et Objet exhibition in Paris, one of the world's most prestigious furnishing exhibitions.

In conjunction with the Grand Opening of the new Christopher Guy showroom and BritWeek, the second annual Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award ceremony was held on Saturday, May 5, in West Hollywood. Sponsored by Architectural Digest, the private award presentation and cocktail reception party announced and celebrated the winner and runner-up of the design competition.

Guests included prominent design professionals in the Los Angeles and Southern California area; the BritWeek organization and their guests; the design schools and their students; Christopher Guy Harrison, Philip Treacy, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Birgit Muller.

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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