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.

  • 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.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Creative Action

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.

 

Experimental Film Projection for NeighborGapBridge

How do we imagine our new campus? What experiences and ideas do we want to embody and project into our future? Fall 2015 Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge students think the current Otis Campus Expansion provides a unique opportunity to examine our community’s core values.

 

Join us outside the campus construction as Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge students lay some new groundwork for a playful, positive future.

 

Neighbor/ Gap/ Bridge/ PLAY

Voices of the unheard/GRATITUDE

Creative Action students are partnering with the Spirit Awakening Foundation to participate in Voices of the unheard/GRATITUDE, a dynamic and powerful theater presentation featuring the original written work of incarcerated children performed by formerly detained youth and guest stars. 

Otis Kite Festival in Mykonos, Greece

The Creative Action department was invited to Mykonos, Greece, as part of the 2015 Mykonos Biennale. Lydia Venieri, whose daughter is a Fashion Design junior,  saw the Annual Kite Festival in Santa Monica and invited Otis to participate in the biennale. 
 

Otis Float at the 4th of July Westchester Parade

For the second time, Otis’ Creative Action class “Whose Puppet? Multiculturalism, Puppetry, and The Parade” is designing, fabricating, and presenting a float to the Westchester Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015. 

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