Events
  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora 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 for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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Rosemary Brantley

Rosemary Brantley
Chair Emeritus, Fashion Design
Teaches In
Fashion Design
Sustainability
Education: 

BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, Otis Parsons School of Design

Bio/Affiliation: 

Founding Chair of Fashion Design, Rosemary Brantley graduated from Parsons College in NY with the esteemed title, “Designer of the Year.”  She immediately began her career as a fashion designer for contemporary and better designer women’s wear, working for numerous reputable companies around the globe including: Kasper (N.Y.); Jaeger of London, The Wool Bureau, Cotton Inc., Stephen Marks (U.K.); Eclipse (CA).  Today, she remains active and current as a fashion designer for Staples Inc., which she began with her partners in 1980.  As a teaching chair, she engages students in the classroom staying abreast of best practices in fashion education and developing the curriculum to include sustainable design and an emphasis in costume design.  Under Rosemary’s visionary leadership the Fashion Design program has over 1200 alumni (over 80% are currently working as professionals in the fashion design industry!), produces the largest Fashion Show in Los Angeles each year, annually raises over $1 million in scholarships for Otis students, and partnered with industry leaders to establish the Otis Sustainability Alliance.  She has appeared annually as a guest judge for Nike-Hurley design competitions since 2007, and as a featured guest designer at National Apparel shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago.  

 

 
AWARDS/HONORS: 

Student Designer of the Year at Parsons School of Design

Recipient of L.A. Fashion “Inspiration” Award, 2005

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist