Events
  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit www.breweryartwalk.com for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

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    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.

    Listen: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

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Otis Art and Design Tours

Explore the world of art and design with short term travel study programs for the general public.

Otis Art and Design Tours offers exceptional travel study experiences for the general public and campus communities. These special programs enable unique access to world-class artists, museums, and cultural treasures.

Upcoming Tours include:

June 2017: L.A. PAST LIVES

Angel's Flight at Bunker Hill
Angel's Flight at Bunker Hill
Eames House
Eames House

Los Angeles as a surrogate city for films has a complex and rich local history that contradicts its meager La-La-Land images. Its historical narratives are in as much impossible to narrate down to a single time line, where wine, cattle, oil, automobile, movie industry and urban utopias are leading in different directions. And yet the conundrum of Los Angeles is its “secrets” which are not so much landmarks in the conventional sense but rather overlooked “treasures”. This “class on wheels” is an exploration of such troves without reducing them into a single vantage point.

This one-week intensive program explores Los Angeles as a creative community and a cultural center with historians, writers, artists, and designers. From modern to postmodern architectural landmarks including Lloyd Wright, Schindler, Neutra, Eames, and Gehry buildings and/or projects, the program examines L.A. as a laboratory of art and design. L.A. Past Lives visits historical and ecological sites such as the Watts Towers, L.A. River, recreational parks, Olvera Street, Bunker Hill, and other neighborhoods in relation to cinema and its image production (specifically, tracing the whereabouts, actual and virtual, of L.A. cityscape through the film Blade Runner). Includes Otis College residence hall housing, breakfast and dinner, guest speakers, bus transportation and admission to Schindler House, Eames House, and Getty Villa.

Lead Instructor: Adam Berg, PhD, MA (Philosophy) Haifa University; BA (Philosophy) University of Toronto and Haifa University with additional studies at Academia delle Belle Arte, Rome. Mr. Berg is an artist whose videos and installations are shown internationally including a solo exhibition at Edward Cella, L.A. in 2013. Additionally, he was an Artist-in-Residence, McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto as well as at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito.

Guest Speaker: Norman Klein is the author of The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. Norman is an urban and media historian based in Los Angeles.

For additional information: dmccrimmon@otis.edu 310.665.6850

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