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  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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Fine Arts

Alumni Win California Community Foundation Fellowships for Visual Artists

The California Community Foundation (CCF) has named 22 emerging and mid-career Los Angeles County artists as recipients of the CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists (FVA), with a total of $385,000 in unrestricted grants. Otis alumni Jeffrey Vallance (’81 MFA Fine Arts) and Raul Baltazar (’09 Fine Arts; ’13 MFA Public Practice) were named as two of the recipients.
 

Alumna Kaitlynn Redell Assists Barbara Kruger on Getty Project "Whose Values?"

For the past several months, Fine Arts alumna Kaitlynn Redell (‘09) has assisted renowned contemporary artist Barbara Kruger in this year’s iteration of the Getty Artists Program, in which the Museum’s Education Department invites one artist to create and implement a project of their choosing. 
 

L.A. Times & HuffPo Reviews of Alumna Edith Beaucage’s “Chill Bivouac Rhymes”

Alumna Edith Beaucage (’10 MFA) recently exhibited her show ““Chill Bivouac Rhymes” at CB1 Gallery, garnering reviews from the L.A. Times and the Huffington Post.
 
In the review “Feeling the pull of Edith Beaucage's vibrant hallucination,” L.A. Times reporter Sharon Mizota writes:
 

Details Names Alumnus Kour Pour An Emerging Artist to Watch

8 Emerging Artists to Watch Right Now

By Maxwell Williams
 

Kour Pour

Fine Arts Faculty Larry Johnson Publishes New Book

As part of a generation of artists that emerged in the US in the early 1980s, Larry Johnson is the 'artist's artist' par excellence, highly respected by fellow practitioners and students but little known outside of these circles.
 

The L.A. Times Profiles Alumnus and Muralist Kent Twitchell

Mural artist Kent Twitchell is extra busy at his canvas: L.A.'s streets

By Deborah Vankin
 
With his shock of silver hair, snowy beard and paint-spattered blue jeans, Kent Twitchell races around his downtown L.A. art studio, giving a tour. The searingly bright loft feels like a kaleidoscopic time warp, the stark, white walls a prism of murals, all from different time periods, all at different stages of production.
 

Fine Arts Faculty Scott Grieger’s Exhibition Opens at Temporary Space LA in July

Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015
 
Two-part exhibition celebrating the works of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, curated jointly by the artists and noted critic Peter Frank. The 4,000 square foot exhibition will present works selected from two careers spanning 45 years. 
 

KCET on Alumnus Mario Ybarra Jr.’s Residency at 18th Street Arts Center

Slanguage Speaks Slanguage

By Betty Marín
 

The L.A. Times Reviews Fine Arts Alumnus Gajin Fujita's paintings at L.A. Louver

Brands, symbols and emblems in Gajin Fujita's paintings at L.A. Louver

By David Pagel
 
Ten years ago, billboards across Southern California proclaimed that the baseball team then known as the Anaheim Angels had become the Los Angeles Angels. Fans got mad.
 
Long-standing lovers of the Anaheim Angels felt betrayed. Die-hard Dodgers supporters felt that their turf had been violated. Less passionate observers saw the name change as a corporate maneuver to grab a larger market share.
 

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