Events
  • 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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With support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Otis’ Creative Action Program combines community engagement and education to deliver unique integrated learning experiences.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013

 Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program and Student Affairs present the 1ST Annual Drive-In of the Living Dead on top of the main parking structure on Wednesday, October 30th at 7:00pm. 1stDriveIn_3The first film in a series of educational screenings of culturally significant films is George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead. A lecture by Morgan Woolsey will begin at 7:00pm, followed by classic trailers, and the film will begin at 7:30pm.

Originally released in 1968, Night of the Living Dead was met with heavy criticism for its explicit content and shocking subject matter. The film eventually garnered enough critical acclaim to be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a work deemed culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

According to Richard Shelton, Director of Creative Action, “Otis recently acquired a radio transmitter, and we are creating a unique public forum that is both educational and fun. Students are learning how to manage a large-scale event, they are learning about broadcast radio technology and communications, and using their art and design skills to focus on aesthetics. They will study classic film while delivering a culturally enriching event to the community.”

The Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design is an educational initiative comprised of a series of collaborative and community experiences. Students work in trans-disciplinary teams in tandem with a community and/or corporate partner. They focus on team building, researching and addressing the needs of their partners as well as implementing real-world solutions when possible. The goal is to extend the traditional boundaries of the classroom, and respond to community challenges using students’ diverse visions.

Partners of the Creative Action Program have included Friends of Ballona Wetlands, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the Museum of Tolerance, Homeboy Industries, and Loyola Village Elementary School.

Event
Drive-In of the Living Dead: A screening of George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead

Lecture by Morgan Woolsey (PhD Candidate in Musicology at UCLA and expert on horror soundtracks and gender)

When
October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

Where
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Those with cars will be able to park on top of the Otis parking structure and watch the film projected onto the 35-foot movie screen that will be hung on Ahmanson Hall. There will also be an area roped off on the top of the parking structure for those without cars that would like to bring blankets and chairs. Tune in to FM 96.1 to hear the film through your car or boom box radio. There will be a FREE concession stand set up with popcorn, lemonade, and hotdogs.

Parking will be open at 5:30pm and once you are in, there will be no exiting until the screening has finished at approximately 9:45pm. A lecture will be given at 7:00pm by Morgan Woolsey and will conclude at 7:20pm. Classic trailers will be shown from 7:20-7:30pm and the film will begin at 7:30pm.

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Dress as a zombie and receive all the food you can eat.

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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