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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

O-Tube

Designing for Sustainability

Dustee discusses Otis' impact on her internship experience.

Toy design for a sustainable future

Through an Otis Creative Action initiative Dustee Womack was invited by Hape International, one of the world’s largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials, to spend 29 days in Zhejiang Province as a member of an international think tank. Hape International, a leader in eco design, integrates sustainability into every aspect of their business.

Working with artisans, designers, craftspeople, and educators, Dustee and her classmates learned about the complexities of eco-centered manufacturing. Their prototype designs range from toddler games and construction sets to nested drums. Hape is now considering these designs for formal development.

At Otis you will experience firsthand that design can serve more than an aesthetic function. It can be a guiding force in where we go as a society.

That’s a level of educational value that even a child could grasp.

Learn more about Toy Design at Otis