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

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

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

     

  • 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 sydney.aubert@gmail.com 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.

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CEO Of Bally Americas Claudia Cividino And Jewelry Designer Daniela Villegas To Be Honored By Otis College Of Art And Design

Rachel Moreau, rmoreau@otis.edu, 424.207.3755

L:R Claudia Cividino and Daniela Villegas

L:R Claudia Cividino and Daniela Villegas 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce it will honor Claudia Cividino, CEO of Bally Americas, and jewelry designer Daniela Villegas at its 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. The black-tie event will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Claudia Cividino was appointed CEO of Bally Americas in February 2015, to oversee all business functions for the United States, Canada, and South America as well as serving as a member of executive committee for the brand. She has held senior executive roles at PRADA SpA, Coach, and Yves Saint Laurent. Raised in both Italy and the U.S., Claudia received her  International MBA from Instituto de Empressa in Madrid. In partnership with Frédéric de Narp, Global CEO for Bally, Claudia has developed a corporate philanthropic program, Bally Crafting Futures, which supports organizations that address the issues facing children and youth in need, from preschool through high school to vocational training and employment.

Daniela Villegas is a Mexican jewelry designer based in Los Angeles and a passionate nature observer. Her intense curiosity of nature’s subtleties, combined with her artistic sensibility, is expressed in each of her delicate yet powerful creations. Most pieces are one of a kind, carefully handmade with a strong emphasis in craft and details. Daniela is equally inspired by nature, conversations, books, travel, and uses memories and events to narrate tales of freedom, joy, evolution, and love of life in every ring, necklace, and bracelet. From an elegant piece of jewelry, to her multiple charitable causes, she always brings a layer of playfulness to her passions.

Recent honorees include Chairman of the Board and CEO of Lucky Brand, Carlos Alberini; fashion designer Trina Turk; designer and founder of Max Studio, Leon Max; and designer Todd Oldham. 

The Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show showcases the collaborations of industry mentors and students in the fashion design program and raises scholarship funding for Otis College students. This year’s fashion mentors include renowned costume designer and two-time Academy Award winner Albert Wolsky, couture designer Chris Chang, and industry leaders such as David Meister, Zaid Affas, Claire Pettibone, Red Carter, as well as designers from Illia, Michi, and Jessica Simpson.

Now in its 35th year, the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show was founded by Elaine Goldsmith, Chair Emerita of the Board of Trustees at Otis College. The 2017 benefit event co-chairs are MGM television executive Shelley Reid and Cathy Louchheim.

Tickets and additional information are available at www.otis.edu/sbs or by calling (310) 665-6858.

 

ABOUT THE FASHION DESIGN BFA PROGRAM

The Fashion Design program at Otis College trains students in all aspects of the design process, offering a fully accredited BFA degree. The school year follows the industry schedule and several seasons are designed simultaneously. Working with professional mentors, students learn far more than drawing, sewing, and pattern making skills: they experience all facets of the industry, and they learn to meet deadlines with creativity and self-discipline. Graduates enter the profession as assistant designers, associate designers, illustrators, costume designers, textile designers, accessory designers, and product designers. Some start their own clothing lines upon graduation.

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ABOUT OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at www.otis.edu.
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