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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Portfolio Day

http://www.portfolioday.net

Events are held across the country. Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

CORCORAN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

KENDALL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART

PARIS COLLEGE OF ART

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

PRATT MWP COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDIA

CALL ADMISSIONS 310–665–6820