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  • 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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42


Special Topics: Socially Engaged Art


This project-based studio course is for artists and designers who define their practice as socially engaged or want to refocus their practice in the interest of social justice. The changing reality of what constitutes and who controls the public domain and recent debates in public practices is examined in the process of art making, including interventions and culture jamming, as well as relational and tactical strategies. In addition to in-depth critique and dialogue, course provides technical support, assists with research, views artist projects, and examines the shift “from studio to situation.” Students must have the desire to work outside of the isolation of their studio and are encouraged to have a project in mind before starting this course.

Prerequisite: XAED245 Community Arts in LA or instructor's approval

First class materials: Note-taking materials

Course Details
Meetings: 15
Credit Hours: 2
Lab:
Section 1 Art Education
Instructor: Christina Sanchez & Betty Marin
Meeting Day(s): Monday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): August 31, 2015  -  December 14, 2015
No Meeting/Special Note: no mtg: September 7, 2015
Class Size: 10
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
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Non-Credit 35114 $655 Add to Cart
Certificate 35115 $695 Add to Cart
Credit 35116 $2640 Add to Cart
10 of 10 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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