Events
  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Creative Action

A Community Mandala Made of Chalk

Lecturer Elektra Grant, along with students in her Human Ecology class, participated in the creation of a community mandala under the direction of artist Gary Palmer. A painter and celebrated chalk artist, Palmer's Circle Around the World project brings the technique of chalk art and the history of the mandala together as a catalyst for social change.

Otis College Partners with "CNN Hero" Marie Da Silva

In 2002, Marie Da Silva was working as a nanny in Los Angeles. She heard that a school in her hometown of Limbe, Malawi was going to close and urged her mother to allow students to gather and learn in their family home.          

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and has the highest rate of HIV in Africa with over a million people living with the disease. Half a million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are orphans due to AIDS.

Examining Bullies, Teasers, and Tormenters

Posted side-by-side along the library windows at Otis College of Art and Design is an unassuming but powerful section of the pop-up installation: 100 Steps to Fairness and Integrity.

An aggressive election year has seen high-profile cases of prejudice and violence played out in the media and communities across the nation. Seeing this as an opportunity for dialogue, Patricia Kovic, faculty lead for the Creative Action course Neighbor-Gap-Bridge, challenged her students to collect 100 instances of negative behavior for analysis.

Artists and Rangers Join Forces for NEA "Imagine Your Parks" Initiative

LOS ANGELES, CA - Otis College of Art and Design and Joshua Tree National Park recently launched the Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JT Lab), an initiative which will explore ways that artists can contribute to the National Park Service’s mission and strengthen the role artists play in the National Park Service (NPS). Moving beyond artists solely as image makers, the initiative enlists artists as “creative thinkers, problem-solvers, and communicators.”

Craft In America Celebrates Teachers in the Arts

Craft in America, is the site partner for the Creative Action class 'Made in LA'. The class has previously partnered the Otis Veteran’s Association, in conjunction with Craft in America's episode SERVICE, to present an evening honoring America’s servicemen and women

Moving Art Class Joins in Westchester July 4th Parade

Students from the Creative Action class 'Moving Art' will be presenting their float at the annual Westchester Fourth of July Parade on Monday, July 4th 2016. 

Arts Education at the Beach, Fifth Annual Otis Kite Festival an Event for the Whole Family

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) - Otis College of Art and Design will host its Fifth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 11 am – 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking at the Santa Monica Pier is $12 for all day access.

Propaganda: Warnings and Lessons from Our Past

Students from Otis College of Art and Design's 'Movies that Matter' class were given a preview tour of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda yesterday.

5th Annual Otis Kite Festival

Come fly a kite!

Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites down at the Santa Monica Pier. Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite along with a color theory instruction lesson. Kite makers from across the United States will also showcase their work and create a "gallery in the sky."

Students Stage Stories from the Lives of Seniors

Otis students stand with Ralph Seaton, a magician, poet, and one of the seniors that was featured in the performance.

Left to right - Terence Colby (actor), Skye Stevenson, Mary Francis, Angelica Cortez and Ralph Seaton.

 

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