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  • 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?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Patrons Circle Tours

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. See a recap of the tour here.
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



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

Interested in supporting Otis through Patron's Circle? Join now! 


    Patrons Circle events have included:

    • Ojai Art and Design Tour
    • MARFA Art and Design Tour
    • Fine Arts Senior Class Exhibition Sneak Preview & Presale
    • New York Art and Design Tour
    • Seattle Art and Design Tour
    • Laddie John Dill, Lecture and hands-on experience

    Our leadership donors have an important impact on Otis, and fund a broad range of priority needs: support for scholarships, innovative programming, and recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.