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  • Angie Bray: Shhhh

    Jan 17| Exhibition
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    Angie Bray: Shhhh

    January 17 – March 22, 2015

    Opening Reception: January 24, 4-6pm

    Angie Bray: Shhhh is a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

    About the Exhibition

  • Opening Reception for Angie Bray: Shhhh a substantial exhibition of the Los Angeles–based artist’s installations, photographs, drawings, sculpture and video organized by guest curator Meg Linton for the Ben Maltz Gallery.

  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.3 by JAMES CORNER


    Wednesday    18 February 2015    7:30 PM
    Ahmanson Auditorium   limited, open seating starting at 7:00 PM  

    at THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES

    250 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE  LOS ANGELES CA  90012

     

    This lecture is free and open to the public.

     

  • Bassoon Performance

    Feb 22| Special Event
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    Bassoonist John Steinmetz Performs and Converses with the Audience
    Playing live bassoon inside the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh, Steinmetz will react to Bray’s installations by playing some of his own music as well as new compositions, and will converse with the audience, who are encouraged to sit or roam through the gallery looking and listening.

  • Composer Kubilay Üner offers a “reactive” experience with a live presentation of a new composition made in response to the exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh. The performance will be interspersed with conversation between Üner and Bray.

  • Closing reception for exhibition Angie Bray: Shhhh

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Orientation (O-week)

O WEEK is a series of programs and events focused on the importance of welcoming new first year students to the Otis Community. Events take place at the start of the fall semester and a condensed version of the same activities is provided to students entering in the spring semester. The cost of events are included in the student’s tuition and registration fees. Students do not incur out-of pocket expenses with the exception of the option to purchase lunch on the Day 3 outing.

O Week/New Student Orientation takes place both on and off campus and is scheduled for August 18–22, 2014.

The components of O Week are as follows:


Day 1, Monday, August 18, 2014 - Goldsmith Campus

  • Arrive 8:45am if you are scheduled by the Office of Admissions to take the EPA exam.

  • Arrive 11:00am under the large open tent on the main lawn. (Welcome remarks begin at 11:15am)

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY

Otis Family Day

Students meet the President and/or Provost of the college, the VP of Academic Success/Dean of Student Affairs, the entire Student Affairs Staff, and student leaders including Student Government members, the Campus Activities Board, the Orientation Owl Leaders and the Peer Mentor team. A full lunch is served and the opportunity for students to mix and mingle is provided. All foundation and first-year transfer students at Otis are expected to attend. Graduate level students are welcomed and also encouraged to participate.

 

Day 2, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:30 - 4:30pm -Goldsmith Campus

CLASS REGISTRATION DAY

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Academic Advisors and select faculty members involved in the First Year student experience are available to assist with preparing students first year class scheduling. New students are expected to attend registration day to not only create their class schedule, but to obtain information on how to create an E-Portfolio account and use O SPACE, a necessary tool to succeed in classes.  New students will also take Student ID photos and can inqire about parking permits on campus.  Student ID photos are taken on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall room B02. Please note that select students will attend an earlier registration day in July 2014, as directed by the Otis Office of Admissions.

 

Day 3, Wednesday August 20, 2014- 9:00am - 3:00pm -Goldsmith Campus

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Hollywood Grand Tour

Hollywood Grand Tours

The Office of Student Activities hosts a full day outing in the greater Los Angeles area. Outings in the past have included a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific or a Grand Hollywood tour providing students a sight-seeing extravaganza on a Hollywood double-decker bus. This activity has limited space and is offered on a first-come first served basis to 50-75 students depending on the location of the program. A link to a sign-up form will be made available in mid July 2014.

 

Day 4, (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) Thursday August 21, 2014- 9:00am - 2:00pm -Goldsmith Campus

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

For more info., send an email to international@otis.edu

International Student Orientation

Otis College of Art & Design provides an International Student Orientation (ISO) for all incoming international students. This orientation will familiarize new students with U.S. immigration requirements, Otis programs and services, adjusting to life in the U.S. and Los Angeles, and learn about the culture at Otis from current students.

Attending ISO is required of all incoming international students.

 

Day 4, Thursday August 21, 2014- 6:00pm - 10:00pm -Goldsmith Campus

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DINNER/LIVE MUSIC/OUTDOOR MOVIE

Dinner and a Movie

The Office of Student Activities provides an extended opportunity to gather and get to know your fellow Otis Owls. A live cover band, and barbeque style dinner will be served followed by a blockbuster movie on an outdoor screen. Students are advised to wear warm clothing and bring a portable chair and/or pillows and blankets as the film will shown after sundown on the lawn outside of the Galef Fine Arts building.

 

Day 5/6 - 9:00am Friday, August 22, through 3:00pm Saturday, August 23 2014 - Camp Max Strauss, Glendale, California.

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O CAMP - AN OVERNIGHT OWL EXPERIENCE

O Camp Info

All new first year Otis Owls are invited and encouraged to spend an overnight camping experience at a local campsite located in Glendale, CA. O CAMP is a Staff and Faculty supervised opportunity for new students to get to know other students by way of participating in academic, recreational and social activities over the course of a 24 hour period. Transportation to the camp to/from the Otis Goldsmith campus is provided and 4 full meals are included. Activities from past O CAMP experiences include swimming, archery range, Frisbee, board games, movies, hiking and a newspaper fashion show. O CAMP activities are planned by Orientation Owl leaders who strive to create an experience that embodies the true spirit of an Otis Owl. Fees for O CAMP are included in the normal tuition and fee structure and there is no out-of pocket expense for this activity. Space is limited.

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MORE DETAILS REGARDING ALL O WEEK PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON. QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AT studentactivities@otis.edu, or call 310-846-2595 Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 6:00pm.