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  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Our Story. Join DJ Wormlord (Maggie Gilbert), DJ Ace (Grace Kanchana), and DJ Mango (Stacy Li) as we have real talk in real time. Don't miss out!

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Commons and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is The Girls Room with DJ Lonesome (Jaclyn Arellano), DJ Filth (Mady Preece), DJ Duchamp’s Urinal (Carly Goldstein). In this political climate, it is finally time to take charge of our own bodies and image. No more housewife norms to determine what a woman should look like. Join us in conversation with the tools of music and noise to express what it means to be a woman. We will challenge the definitions and misconceptions about masculinity and femininity, creating a space where women can feel free to ask questions and get answers from other women.

    Listen: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

  • Zeal Harris is known for contemporary, seductive, colorful, caricaturesque, political, urban-vernacular, story paintings. She is a Los Angeles based visual artist and has been in exhibitions in Port Au Prince at Haiti’s Ghetto Biennale; in New York at the Caribbean Culture Center of the African Diaspora; in Arizona at The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; and in Los Angeles at the California African-American Museum, The Makeshift Museum, 18th Street Arts Center, Launch LA, and EXSLA at The Brewery.  Zeal has an MFA in Studio Art from Otis College of Art & Design. She occasionally teaches, works on public art projects, and works with community arts organizations.

  • Jocelyn Casas presents a solo exhibition for her Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view May 1st - 7th, 2017. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm.

  • Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 125-plus fashion designs for women, men, and juniors. Approximately 800 guests— a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment— get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it, Otis College fashion students.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us
    Jesse Fleming / Pat O
    'Neill

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.

  • Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us

    Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill

    A two-person exhibition of recent large-scale video installations from Los Angeles-based artists Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill. Each artist raises questions in his work about the self in relation to others, collective norms, and the built environment. They direct us to see the links and fissures in our lives and the larger systems that we attempt to grapple with—from science to spirituality, and the spaces they straddle.

    Opening Reception Sunday, May 7 | 4-6pm | Free
     

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Students Featured in New Otis College Campaign

Natasha Carovska ('17 Digital Media) and Niambi Allah ('19 Toy Design) Highlighted

As the college continues to roll-out updates to the main campus, one of the newest features provides an opportunity to spotlight artwork from the Otis College community. New banners on the campus and Lincoln Boulevard create more spaces to highlight student work. 

The first of these banners show Niambi Allah ('19 Toy Design) and Natasha Carovska ('17 Digital Media) in action, working on class projects. We caught up with the two designers to find out more.

Niambi Allah was born in Maryland and moved to the Bay Area when she was nine. The Toy Design sophomore has been working to expand her personal doll collection, focusing on the clothes. After that, Allah plans to "...take the necessary steps towards my next milestone."  

Current digital media senior, Natasha Carovska (working in clay) was born and raised in Los Angeles and also has a deep connection to her ethnic Macedonian roots. Both of her parents were born and grew up in Kukurecani, Macedonia.

Carovska is currently working on a live-action fairytale for her thesis. In addition to writing the script, she has been busy creating the visual concepts for the costumes, props, and set design. "This year has been extremely busy for me, but I've also had the most fun," says the designer. With graduation on the horizon, Carovska is planning ahead, "I am hoping to work in a film studio somewhere developing visual and narrative content. Fingers crossed!"

Natasha props

Props from Natasha's thesis, courtesy of the designer. 

From the new banners to the main website redesign coming in the fall, the focus on providing more opportunities to showcase students and their projects is a central component in the new branding of the college. “The new brand system is a living, moving, breathing entity. It’s conscious of the people who are going to be engaging with it. It considers interactivity, and it is anything but stationary; that’s what makes it super exciting,” says Kali Nikitas, chair of the communication arts and MFA graphic design programs at Otis College. “We were known by the circle—the ‘O’—and now we’ll have the rectangle. That rectangle is going to allow us to incorporate imagery, and to really make the brand identity a lot more active.”

Check out this new video of highlights across the campus. 

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