Events
  • You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their work is just as distinctive. JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they've continued their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen.

  • "In publishers’ terms, Shock and Awe – a hefty, intellectual book about glam rock – is timely." - Jude Rogers, The Guardian

  • 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.

  • Join us on Thursday, March 2nd for an evening of conversation and exploration! Connect with fellow alumni, see friends, tour our new buildings, and meet President Ferguson at this Alumni Night reception. It will be a casual and fun evening and we hope you can join us. 

    The evening includes:

    A beer and wine reception 

    Introduction of the new Director of Alumni Relations Phil Scanlon

    Campus tour

    Visits to the Anna Craycroft exhibit at the Ben Maltz Gallery and Millard Sheets Library

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  • Brendan Folwer was born 1978, Berkeley, California and lives and works in Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include New Portraits (2017), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, Portraits (2016), Mathew, New York and New Pictures, Six Sampler Works, and Benches (2015), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

  • One of two "Show and Tell" hands-on book events held inside the exhibition Tuning the Room in the Ben Maltz Gallery, featuring selections from the highly regarded Millard Sheets Library Artists’ Books Collection.

     

  • Paul Lisicky

    Mar 08| Lectures
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    Paul Lisicky’s memoirs include The Narrow Door, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and Famous Builder. He is the author of a collection of short prose entitled Unbuilt Projects, and the novels The Burning House, and Lawnboy.

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

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"Through the themes of creativity, diversity, identity, sustainability, and social responsibility, the Liberal Arts Curriculum cultivates an understanding of context and culture, a persistent self-reflective stance, a willingness to rethink traditional categories, and an opportunity to explore newly evolving realities, questioning the obvious and reaffirming that which is of enduring value. Through the power of articulate expression and skilled critical evaluation, you can enrich your understanding, appreciation, respect, awe, and pleasure at the incredibly diverse record of human creativity and the immense vista of imagination that preceded you and shaped the world you inherit."

Debra Ballard, Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

 

Question the Obvious Reaffirm Enduring Values

Courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) will enhance your ability to construct meaning as an artist or designer.

You will develop an understanding of context and culture, a persistent self-reflective stance, a willingness to rethink traditional categories, and an opportunity to explore newly evolving realities.

As you develop skills in articulate expression and critical evaluation, you will gain a deep respect and awe for human creativity and imagination.

Learn more about undergraduate degrees offered by Otis in our view book, open with Page Viewer or Download (PDF).

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