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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


Graduate Public Practice

Michelada Think Tank Starting Summer Residency at LACE

This summer Michelada Think Tank (MTT), a collective of MFA Public Practice students and alumni, will inhabit the Project Room at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT will bring people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world.

Three Public Practice Alumni Named 2015 Creative Community Fellows

Public Practice alumni Carol Zou, Mario Mesquita, and Nathalie Sanchez have been named Creative Community Fellows. Awarded by National Arts Strategies, the Creative Community Fellows program provides leaders at the intersection of culture and community with tools, training, and access to a community of support. This combination fuels their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping propel them into action. 

Conversation with President Bruce W. Ferguson and Social Practice Artist Rick Lowe

Otis President Bruce W. Ferguson chatted with Houston-based artist Rick Lowe at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA during a special luncheon with the artist and Otis students concluding nine months of community development through art and social practice in Antelope Valley, CA.

Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA, Presents Nine Months of Community Development Through Art and Social Practice in Antelope Valley, CA

Lancaster, CA - May 07, 2015 - "I Hope The Wind Don’t Blow" is a presentation of the Antelope Valley Art Outpost program, a creative placemaking initiative that supports regional vitality through artist-driven projects supported by a partnership between Otis College of Art and Design/Public Practice Program, Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC), MOAH, the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA), the Department of Regional Planning, and the Office of Supervisor Michael D.

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: I Hope the Wind Don't Blow

Welcome to I Hope the Wind Don’t Blow, a look into the nine month process of interactions between a graduate class of eight students of Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Program in Public Practice, and the communities of Sun Village, Littlerock and surrounding areas of Antelope Valley. The presentation begins with a public reception Saturday, May 9, 6-8pm. 

Graduate Public Practice Exhibition: Víctor Albarracín Llanos

Exhibition by Víctor Albarracín Llanos: “The Luster of Schybala” in the Bolsky Gallery

Otis Goldsmith campus April 4-11. 


Closing Reception April 11, 5–10 pm.

KCET Artbound Features Graduate Public Practice's Antelope Valley Art Outpost

Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert

By Evan Senn

Antelope Valley Art Outpost Workshop by Artist lauren woods

lauren woods and Otis MFA Public Practice students will explore how communities can draw strength amidst a rapidly changing landscape by publicly and collectively commemorating the “people’s history” in both traditional and non-traditional ways.
RSVP to MOAH@cityoflancasterca.org or call 661.723.6250.
For more information about Outpost, visit lacountyarts.org/Outpost.


Antelope Valley Art Outpost Presentation by Artist lauren woods

Through the lens of her current projects, lauren woods will introduce the concept of placekeeping and will discuss how the process of commemoration can help sustain memory in ways that are accessible and useful to the present.

Suzanne Lacy featured in Citizen Culture Exhibition at SMOA

Graduate Public Practice Chair Suzanne Lacy was included in Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through December 13, 2014. 

Source: smmoa.org