Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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Sustainability Blogs

Sep 23, 2016
Sustainability
Sun. September 25, 6:00-9:00pm A Conversation with Mel Chin at Otis College of Art and Design Otis Main Campus (Forum) | 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-mel-chin-at-otis-college-of-art-and-design-tickets-27617121554 Originally part of CURRENT: LA Water, LA’s Public Art Biennial this summer, Chin’s The TIE that BINDS: MIRROR of the FUTURE envisions the city sustained with water-saving California-native landscapes. [more]
Mar 15, 2016
Sustainability
Originally published by: By Deborah Belgum  | Thursday, March 10, 2016  | California Apparel News Despite more subways and light-rail train options than ever in the Los Angeles area, ridership has slipped 4 percent in nearly two years. So last year, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority—which runs the mass transportation systems in Los Angeles County with [more]
Mar 8, 2016
Sustainability
The Science and Sustainable Design class presents a lecture by Ilaria Mazzoleni, Wednesday March 9th at 9:45am in Ahmanson 512.  All are welcome. IM STUDIO Milano/Los Angeles, founded by Ilaria Mazzoleni, focuses on issues related to sustainable architecture and building technologies at all scales of design. Using new concepts, ideas and techniques, derived from bio-inspired investigation, the office is committed [more]
Feb 3, 2016
Sustainability
Feb. 16 11:00am-12:15pm in the Forum Creative Action, Foundation and Fine Arts present a lecture by visiting artist Oliver Kellhammer. Kellhammer is an independent artist, writer and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. His recent work has focused on the psychosocial [more]
Dec 11, 2015
Sustainability
Today’s post comes a day late, as I am reporting on the Sustainability Capstone presentations that the seniors just gave Thursday evening. In this class, taught by Claudia Hernandez Romero, students reflect on their studies over the past three and a half years with a particular focus on an aspect of sustainability that informs their [more]
Dec 9, 2015
Sustainability
Although the Communication Arts department does not explicitly offer classes that focus on sustainability, many of the students recognize the power of graphic design and advertising to influence culture towards making positive changes. Matthew Velarde’s advertising designs focussed on issues of health and safety in food and cleaning products.   Melvin Alvarez‘s work was made in response to the [more]