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Artnet: How One Artist Turned a Wrongful Conviction and a Prison Sentence Into Powerful Performance Art

The ninth of August 2012 started out unremarkable for artist Sherrill Roland, but his life would change forever with a phone call he got that day. A detective reached him as he was preparing for his first year of the MFA program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and told him that he faced felony charges in Washington, D.C. (The artist declines to name the charges or the identity of his accuser.) Confused and shocked, Roland maintained his innocence. The charges were later downgraded to a misdemeanor, resulting in a two-day trial before a judge, not a jury.

L.A. Summer Programs Expand at Otis College

Building on the success of last year's inaugural L.A. Summer Residency, theĀ  2018 line-up features specialized programs for emerging curators, writers of color, fashion designers, L.A. art enthusiasts, and more.