Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Continuing Education Faculty

Inez Bush & Jerri Allyn

Inez S. Bush, MA in Education, Leadership and Change, Antioch University, Los Angeles; BFA in Graphic Design from Purchase College, State University of New York. Ms. Bush is the Associate Director of Pre-College Programs and Professional Development for Teachers at Otis. She was previously responsible for district arts education in the Culver City Unified School District, and before that was co-founder and CEO of Gramercy Partners, Inc., a marketing communications firm. In addition to her role at Otis, Ms. Bush is a trained strategic planning facilitator and coach to non-profit organizations, businesses, education, and arts education institutions.

Jerri Allyn, MA in Feminist / Art and Community, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; Co-Creator of Debating Through the Arts: Performance Art events with Inez S. Bush. Ms. Allyn is an artist, educator and scholar. A founding member of The Waitresses and Sisters of Survival, collaborative performance art groups, she has exhibited internationally and received a Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Italy, an International Lila Wallace Fellowship in Mexico, and National Endowment for the Arts grants, among others. Ms. Allyn is Director of Programs at Venice Arts, was Director of Education and Public Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in NY, and founding Director of ACT: Artists, Community and Teaching at Otis College of Art and Design.

2016 Fall Session course(s) instructed by Inez Bush & Jerri Allyn:
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