Events
  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Tuning the Room

    Jan 28| Exhibition
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    Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room

    January 28 - April 16, 2017

    Ben Maltz Gallery

  • Opening Reception

    Jan 28| Special Event
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    In acoustical engineering, “tuning the room” is a technique for measuring the specific sound properties of an enclosed space and then adapting the environment to improve its acoustic reflections. New York-based artist Anna Craycroft applies this technique both literally and metaphorically to the Ben Maltz Gallery for her exhibition Tuning the Room. Craycroft’s exhibition asks that we consider how the specific characteristics of an environment shape our experience within it, and how we become attuned in return.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton
Lecturer
Teaches In
Education: 

Masters, Media Studies - New School University, New York

BFA, Industrial Design – Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

Bio/Affiliation: 

Robert Creighton specializes in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. His professional experience bringing varied and complex subject matter to life has led to the development and design of wide ranging visitor experiences for museums, aquariums, science centers and corporate clients.

Semiotics and Sustainability inform his design process and provide a framework to address complex design problems and deliver thoughtful solutions. Recent projects include the design of a barrier system for the Huntington Art Gallery and a series of wide ranging interactive experiences for the Nature Gardens and Nature Lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.

Robert is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America. His films have been shown internationally and he currently resides in Los Angeles. Prior to founding Red Cape Studio, he served as an industrial designer for Thinc Design and O2 Creative solutions.

Clients/Employment History:

California Academy of Sciences
The J. Paul Getty Museum
LA Natural History Museum
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Huntington Art Gallery
Orange County Water District
Discovery Cube OC and LA
Nevada State Museum
Catalina Island Marine Institute
Mekanism

Awards/Honors

Nature Lab • LA Natural History Museum
2015 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (AOA)
Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget

AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2014 Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context

IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2014

SEGD Global Design Awards - Merit Award 2014

Nature Gardens • LA Natural History Museum
Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award - Nominee 2013

ASLA Merit Award for Institutional Design 2012

Age of Mammals • LA Natural History Museum
AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2011 Special Achievement in Clarity of Message

California Academy of Sciences
Event Design - Gold Winner 2009
Museum Environment • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2009
Environments • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

AIA Citation Award 2007
Interior Architecture • CAS Transition Facility

Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater
IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2004
Environments

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