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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • 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.

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

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • 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.

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Patrons Circle Tours

Upcoming Patrons Circle Tour: May 30, 2015

Otis Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.

Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown LA!

Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  
 
Saturday, May 30, 2015
 

Morning, 9:30 a.m.  

We'll start with a light breakfast while visiting Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals.  http://www.kenttwitchell.org/  

  

Late Morning

Next, we'll have an inside peek into Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio. Vincent's unique California-inspired designs are available in boutiques and large-scale retailers nationwide.  http://cynthiavincent.net 

 

Complimentary Lunch

  

Afternoon

Working sculptor and director of Los Angeles Art Gallery ToursBill Kleiman ('89 MFA) will provide an informative curated tour of downtown's newest destination galleries. http://losangelesartgallerytours.com/about.html

 

 

Highlights will include:

  • Unmarked warehouse galleries
  • A highly influential new alternative space
  • A preview of an exhibition scheduled to open later in the evening
  • Cameo appearances of gallery work created by Otis graduates

With Bill's deep knowledge of the L.A. art scene and personal relationship with Otis, he will discuss:

  • Otis' prescient role in the L.A. and international art scene 
  • The cultural, historical, and economic context of the art on exhibit
  • What the artwork we see tells us about today's zeitgeist
  • His experience as a working sculptor and Otis graduate

Parking is available in Joe's Auto Parks located at 826 S. Broadway, 90014 for $5 (cash only, paid at entry).  During the day guests will tour by bus and will return to the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. 

  

RSVP by Wednesday, May 20 to Chelsey Sobel, csobel@otis.edu, 310.665.6863.

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