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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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Guides, Help Sheets and Tutorials

The Role of the Library is to assist the Otis Community with all their reference needs. Below are recommended sites, but please don't hesitate to ask a real human Librarian if you wish.

Ben Maltz Gallery: Curricular Connections

Other L.A. Libraries

Recommended Websites by Department

Pathfinders
 

Guides for Otis Databases

Oxford Art Online
About Dictionary of Art Online ##page no longer exists
Ebrary training Video
Call Number Subject Guide

Citation Help

EasyBib (recommended by a student)
Citation Machine (interactive web tool)
Citing Sources
MLA Style Guide
Citation Machine (Free webtool to help you turn bibliography items into correct format.)

English/Writing/Speaking/Grammar

A Forest of Rhetoric

Grammerly

Study Guides

Introduction to Creative Thinking
Time Management
Learning Styles
How People Learn

Art History

Smarthistory

Be a Smarter Web Searcher

Using Search Engines (tips and tricks)
Search Engine Showdown
Search Tools Chart
Searching the Invisible Web

Web 2.0

I Didn't Know You Could Do that with Free Web Tools
Mindmomo Mindmapping Software
Intro to Web 2.0 Applications
Sue's Web 2.0 del.icio.us Links
Sue's Completely Idiosyncratic History of the Web

Copyright and Fair Use

Usage Guide for Online Resources

See also the tutorials under the Info Lit link.