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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.

     

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Joan Takayama-Ogawa: 2013-14 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

Jo Lauria and I devered a paper, "3 Waves of Innovation: Ceramics at Otis College of Art and Design" during the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Wave 1= Peter Voulkos during the 1950's. Wave 2 = Ralph Bacerra during the 1980's and 1990's. Wave 3 = Joan Takayama-Ogawa 3-D Painting and Clay along with the use of a new product, Paper Clay, in Sculputure. In addition, I went on a tour of the Kohler factory and museum in Sheboygan, WI, and visted the Racine Art Museum where I had three pieces in an exhibition. I visited the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and saw an outstanding emerging artist NCECA juried exhibition.

--Joan Takayama-Ogawa
Product Design, Liberal Studies

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