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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Christopher Knight and Rick Lowe in Residence

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009/10 CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT AND 2010 VISUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: RICK LOWE
Christopher Knight
Christopher Knight
Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2009/10 CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT

 

WHO: Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times is the 2009/10 visiting critic in Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. In his course, titled Criticism, Journalism and Looking @ Art, Knight tells Otis students “Eclecticism is a virtue. For journalistic art criticism, which encounters an unlimited range of art and art-related events, it is also essential.”
WHAT: Criticism, Journalism and Looking @ Art, a public lecture. Otis College is presenting this lecture in conjunction with the Santa Monica College Art Department.
Event is generously sponsored by the SMC Associates.
WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Directions and parking information at http://thebroadstage.com/index.php/193
More Information: Press Release (PDF)

 

 

OTIS COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2010 VISUAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: RICK LOWE

 

WHO: Artist and community activist Rick Lowe is the Visual Artist-in-Residence for the Spring 2010 semester at Otis, supported by the Nimoy Foundation. Lowe, who founded Project Row Houses - considered the
most impressive and visionary public art project in the country - will work with Otis students to help them understand artists’ larger roles and potential contribution within a community.
WHAT: Towards Social Sculpture: A Conversation with Rick Lowe
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
7pm Reception, 7:30pm Lecture
WHERE: The Forum at Ahmanson Hall, Otis College Of Art And Design (Goldsmith campus, near LAX) 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
More Information: Press Release (PDF)

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