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  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • 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.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • 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

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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Continuing Education Faculty

Meg Linton & John David O'Brien

Meg Linton, Director, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design.

John David O’Brien, MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in 3D work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and degrees from the Instituto Nazionale per La Grafica, Rome, Italy (Master Printer), the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome, Italy (Degree for Decorazione Pittorica – painting, sculpture, and mosaic), the Instituto Statale D’Arte di Urbino, Urbino, Italy (Magistero Degree in Printmaking – etching/engraving, woodcut, lithography, and screen printing), and the Calcografia Nazionale (National Etching Institute), Rome, Italy (drawing and printmaking). Mr. O’Brien is a professional artist in sculpture (studio and public art), installation, and drawing. He has completed public art features at the Mar Vista Branch and Westwood Branch Libraries, Sepulveda Park West, the L.A. Riverfront Park, the Lorcan O’Herlihy Habitat 825 Building at the MTA Central Valley Balboa Station in Los Angeles, as well as the Judge John Aiso Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. Mr. O’Brien is also involved in teaching, curating, art writing, and art event organizing.

2015 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Meg Linton & John David O'Brien:
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