• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event

    Image: Electronic Sound Bath

  • L: Nora Jane Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition

    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.


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For Rent: Female artist looking for someone to share a 2 bedroom apartment near Otis, Westchester, Culver City, Marina del Rey.  Budget 1,000-1,300.  Looking for someone open minded and that has their own thing going on.  I am very easy going and also enjoy private time.  Contact: (posted 6/22/17)

For Rent: I am a woman with a nice size 3 bedroom home near Westchester, 2 bedrooms are available for $950 each.  The house is a back house so it is very quiet with no street noise at all.  It also has a very large furnished patio area to relax and chill or work on your tan.  I am a peaceful Christian woman seeking similar personalities to share my very comfortable home.  I have a no fuss, no stress environment and would like to keep it that  way.  I worked as a midwife for over 30 yrs.  I live by Christian morals and ethics and would like the same in you.  Must be responsible and pay rent on time every month.  My home is quiet and peaceful and would be ideal for a person seeking quiet living.  I am looking for two professional females from 30 t0 50 years old.  Non-smokers and no pets.  Close to shopping and also 10 minutes away from the beach and Otis College. Thanl you so much for reading my ad and have a wonderful day. Contact: Morris at (posted 6/14/17)

Need Roommate: I am an Otis student looking for a roommate to share a two bedroom apartment in either Playa del Oro or Park West.  The apartment will be furnished, except your bedroom. $1200 per month - starting Aug. 1st - Contact Ethan at (posted 6/14/17)

Room for Rent: Private room and bathroom in quiet Westchester home, WiFi and utilities included.  Furnished or unfurnished.  Contact: Undine at (posted 5/30/17)

Apartment for Rent: Otis male student looking for a room to rent in either Playa del Oro or Parkwest Apartments.  I'm clean, easy-going and don't smoke :)  Need for Aug. 1st Contact: Kabir at (posted 5/25/17)

Room for Rent: Room with attached bath in Playa del Oro.  It's 1 of 2 bedrooms in the apartment, full kitchen and laundry in-unit.  Access to pool and gym facilities.  Walking distance from Otis.  Comes with 2 great roommmates!  Looking for 1 person at 1425 or 2 people can split for about $712 each. Contact: Jeff at


Room for Rent: Otis College male student looking for a room in either the Playa del Oro or Parkwest apartments to rent/sublease.  I'm clean and a non-smoker. Date available: Aug. 1st Contact: Trevor at (posted 5/10/17)

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Brief Description: I am looking for 1-2 girls to rent a 2BR/2Bath apartment at Park West apartments. I currently live at Park West in a studio but want to move to a 2BR by end of July or August. I have a sofa, coffee table and a 55" inch tv that I am willing to share in the common areas so you only gotta get your bedroom furniture. CATS are ok but you'd have to pay the pet related fee etc. I do not have a pet. Looking for someone clean and respectful. I can schedule a viewing if you are interested. Rent should be between $1200-$1500 depending on the floor plan etc. I am flexible with that. Date available: July (end) - Aug. Email me at (posted 5/9/17)

Apartment for Rent: We are looking for people (female preferred) to roommate with us at Parkwest in a 2 bedroom apartment for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018, starting August. The cost is $625 plus 1/4 utility costs.  Non-smokers (cigarettes and weed), drug-free, and non-drinkers.  Also we will have the room at a cold temperature most of the time.  Message me at if you're interested or have questions. (posted 5/3/17)

Room for Rent: Private room, private bathroom, professional house cleaning for every month. Three minute drive or 15 minute walk to Otis.  Furnished and available May 9th; $1,100 per month.  Contact Wendy at (posted 4/27/17)

Unique upstairs guest 2 bedroom/1 bath with a large deck.  Private entrance, ample street parking.  Space for gardening and sunbathing.  Access to outdoor shower, 4 blocks from the beach, 3 minutes to Otis.  Perfect apartment for artists and designers.  Has been an Otis student rental for 20 years!  Remodled and updated, new carpet in September 2016.  Renters only apply if you are considerate and quiet since you will be living above a single family residence. Location: Playa del Rey; $2,500 per month, available April 15th - contact:

For Rent: One bedroom, one bath upstairs unit with balcony.  Newer unit with vaulted ceilings and skylights; covered 6x16 balcony.  Utilities included 8555 McConnell Ave; available April 1st; cost $1,600 - Contact Vince at

For Rent: Room and private bath in Playa del Rey upscale condo complex available for female student.  The room is furnished and includes twin size bed, full built-in desk, private bathroom.  Utilities included, kitchen privileges, washer/dryer in complex, internet, WI-FI, cable tv.  Free parking on site; no pets, no smokers. $900 per month; available March 13th; contact Nina at (310) 487-2982 (please reply with full name, personal email address and cell#)

Apartment for Rent: It's a pleasure to offer this unique modern one bedroom apartment, which is offered fully furnished to a high standard throughout.  The lounge is of good size with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen.  The bathroom is unique and fully fitted to a high standard.  There is ample storage space throughout the whole apartment. The apartment is located near Otis College of Art and Design - just two miles away from Otis College of Art and Design.  The property comes with it's own secured off street parking. Available now; for further details, contact Paul


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