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  • Marissa Johnen


    Current Setup

    Closing Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-9pm.
    Exhibition Runs: April 21 - 25
    Helen Bolsky Gallery
    Otis College of Art and Design
    9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.


  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event


  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education

    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

  • student runway show

    May 03| Special Event

    The annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel is L.A.'s largest runway show. Featuring student designs created with mentors during the 2013-14 year, the show raises $1 million for student scholarships. Awardees this year include Leon Max, Michael Egeck, and Isabel and Ruben Toledo.

  • telefunk samples

    May 05| Special Event



    Destress from a long day of classes with chill/relax music and little talk radio presented by DJ-Rice (Alan Chen), DJ-Tofu (Sam Wu), and Andre Style (Andrew Chung) of the Otis Radio class.


Travel Study: Brazil 2014 will present students with information about and unique experiences within two major urban centers of Brazil: Brasilia, the modern (60’s) fully-planned city and Capital of Brazil, and Rio de Janeiro, with its extant Imperial and Colonial fabric, modern and contemporary architecture (including new architecture in Rio's neighborhood of Copacabana in anticipation of the the 2016 Olympics), as well as favelas (slums).

Sugar Loaf


When:  May 17- May 26


Where: Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Approximate Cost:  $3,199


Who Can Apply:  ALL are welcome!

Non-credit Travel Experience open to Otis B.F.A. students, faculty and staff!


Travel Leader ContactLinda Pollari


Application Deadline: Application and payment must be completed no later than March 10, 2014.  APPLY NOW!



  • Airfare to, from and within Brazil
  • Land and Water Transportation
  • Accommodations: 3-star Hotels, 2 per room in Brasilia and Rio
  • 7 Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Daytime Excursions and Activities
  • Site Entrance Fees for Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
  • Social Contribution to Cantagalo Favela in Rio de Janeiro
  • Bilingual Brazilian Guides 24/7
  • Health Insurance (required)
Not Included
  • Passport Fee
  • Visa Fee
  • Personal Expenses
Additional Resrouces
Campus Brazil Website
Financial Aid Available