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.

  • Joel Holmberg

    Sep 20| Lectures
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  • 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.

     

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Alumna Alexandra Cantle

Jul 18, 2014
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Alexandra Cantle Projects

Graduate Public Practice

Alexandra Cantle

 
From Alexandra Cantle’s experience and understanding of people with dyslexia, she is aware of the myriad strengths and weaknesses that people with learning disabilities have. Alexandra is interested in the emotional components that come with having dyslexia, and how, without attention to one’s feelings, emotional wounds become deeply suppressed. Through guidance and reflection, individuals can become more in-touch with their emotions, thus gaining awareness of the effects learning disabilities have had on their self-esteem.
 
Alexandra’s art practice focuses on creating engagement, community, and public awareness about and among people who learn differently, through a variety of media. The points of access to her work are intended to inform the general public, as well as dyslexics, about the impacts of learning disabilities. Through community-building on a public scale she aims to bring awareness to the emotional effects of having dyslexia in our society and to re-position the overvaluing of written language-based intellect.
 
Alexandra received her bachelor’s degree in Art from the University of California, Los Angeles and recieved her Masters of Fine Art, Public Practice program in 2013 at Otis College of Art and Design.
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