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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Clay In LA: A Ceramics Symposium

Please contact Margaret Reeve (310) 665 6957 for inquiries.

Clay in LA

Otis College of Art and Design presents Clay in LA: A Ceramics Symposium, an exploration of the remarkable history and vibrant state of contemporary ceramics in Los Angeles today. This free event includes a panel discussion, demonstrations, and an artist and curator-lead tour of the exhibition Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green currently on view at Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery through March 19, 2011.

Panelists include: Jo Lauria (MFA ’90), Curator and Art/Design Historian; Ruby Neri (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist; Adrian Saxe, Artist, Professor of Ceramics, UCLA Department of Art; Peter Shire, Artist; and Adam Silverman (2010-2011 Boardman Artist in Residence), Artist and Studio Director, Heath Ceramics.

Demonstrations by: Robert Miller (‘90), Artist; Kevin A. Myers (MFA ’93), Artist and Founder, Muddy’s Studios; and Adam Silverman.

There will be a walk-through of Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green with exhibition co-curator Jo Lauria and Phyllis Green; tours of the ceramics studio with Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design; and Rapid Prototyping demonstrations with Steve McAdam, Chair, Product Design Department, Otis College and Art and Design. Films screened throughout the day include the documentary Art is What I Do: The Life of Ralph Bacerra (producer/director Jo Lauria).

Clay in LA is made possible by The Boardman Family Foundation; organized by Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department, Product Design Department, and Ben Maltz Gallery; special thanks to Joan Takayama-Ogawa.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Otis College of Art and Design,9
045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.F

ree admission and parking. Registration required; please call 310 665-6909 or visit www.otis.edu/clayinla to reserve a space. Seating is first come, first served. For further information contact: galleryinfo@otis.edu. Lunch available for purchase onsite from Green Truck.

About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.