• Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.
  • Bring family and friends to reconnect with fellow alumni at the studio of Albert Valdez ('10) following Brewery ArtWalk, an open studio weekend with over 100 participating resident artists.

    Parking is located inside the Brewery campus.  

    Visit for directions and other information. 

  • Otis Radio: Our Story`

    May 01| Special Event

    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


Community Survey

THANK YOU to the Otis College Community for responding to our O-Space survey fall 2016. We wanted to hear how our Learning Management System (LMS) was working for you! 
Below are some highlights from the data we collected.


Students, faculty, and staff all participated. 

O-Space Survey Participants

44% of the community have experience with other LMS systems like Blackboard, Moodle or Canvas.
94% of survey responders use O-Space.

O-Space Usage

O-Space Survey Features Usage

Overall Feedback

The community appreciated having a web-based system to connect, share materials, and showcase work. 
The community cited common issues such as: an overly-complicated and cumbersome navigation, limited functionality in certain aspects, file size restrictions, inconsistent usage between courses, and not enough options for interactions and notifications.

Satisfaction With O-Space

O-Space Survey Key

O-Space Survey CMS

O-Space Survey ePortfolios

We are excited about the updates to O-Space ePortfolios in fall 2017 as they will address some of these concerns.
This feedback has been shared with Digication, which powers O-Space.

We will keep the community informed of future improvements to the system!


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