• 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


e-Portfolio Permissions

Designate who has access to the content of your e-portfolio and their role.




This is handled within Portfolio Tools > Settings under the area for Permissions.

+Student Learning ePortfolios should be set to "Private within Otis College of Art and Design."

ePortfolio Tools Menu

  • Private To Otis = only the Otis community can see e-portfolio.
  • Private To Me = only you can see e-portfolio.
  • Public = anyone can see e-portfolio; no O-Space log-in required.
  • Custom Permissions =  add individuals from Otis and define level of access.

Permission Options

Under "Private" or "Public" you can further restrict acces by creating your own password access.



This feature gives you the opportunity to add:

  • individual users (enter their name into the box under Additional Permissions)
  • groups of users (typically from an O-Space Course or O-Space Group)

Many people have similar names. If you cannot find the correct person, type in their full Otis email address. If that does not work, please contact the TLC.



Once you add users or groups to your e-portfolio, you have the option to choose their role:

  • Viewer = only view the content.
  • Editor = can add content to e-portfolio and save it in draft form.
  • Publisher = add content and publish it for others to see.
  • Admin = has full control over the e-portfolio.

Editors + Publishers + Admin will receive email notifications when comments are left on e-portfolio pages.



Under "Private" or "Public" you can select the option to show e-portfolio in the school directory. 

Select this option for your Learning ePortfolio!

If an e-Portfolio does not "show in the directory," it can still be accessed if one has the direct URL (and the permission to access it.) It will not appear in any searches, including when clicking on the link to X's Portfolios on the People tab.



  1. If interested in creating a common collaborative space for students - Publisher access is sufficient.
  2. We advise providing either unique pages and/or having students add their own modules in uploading content to a common ePortfolio.
    Why? If everyone tries to upload content into the same page and the same module on that page - it is easy to accidentally delete each other's work since everyone is trying to upload work to the same spot at the same time. 
  3. If students only need View access to an ePortfolio, have your students subscribe to the e-portfolio instead of adding them as individuals. The ePortfolio will appear on their O-Space Home Screen.